Trippled my income

I sure am proud that the wind is blowing in the direction of energy audits and equally proud that I did not follow that lead. In the 4-3/4 years since entering the IR field I have more than trippled my income based on including IR into my residential program and the stand alone commercial IR which by the way is growing in leaps and bounds this year.

My business policy has always been stay away from any area that the Federal or State gov is envolved in that is subject to political whims changing directions as the direction of the wind blows.

Aren’t you going participate in the new energy audits that NACHI members will be providing? You can make an extra $25 per inspection and provide a service that is much cheaper than the energy audits that the “Certified” auditors provide for $300+. The only difference is that the expensive audits put a fan in the doorway and put more numbers in the report.:wink:

I don’t think so I made $2350.00 yesterday for one day of electrical scans and I did not carry around a big fan;-)

How did the report turn out??

what is the point of this post?

Trying to say in a nice way one is wasting time and money chasing energy audits. Nachi is pushing audits again and the only one to make any money will be the ones selling something beside the audit

Next???

Writing it today that is why I am home. I am using my templet from HIP did not have time before the inspection to get the look I wanted from Reporter 9.0

huh, thats funny, i have four sets of test equipment running daily testing homes for Energy Star certifications. I have another set that I use for EEM work. There is money in it. Oh yea, and now we do duct blaster tests for HVAC companies under the 2009 IECC.

Now, that whole 15 min audit thing is a whole nother story

Good choice Charley. However, I would add that any state dealing with building codes that mandate the energy stuff, is a way to make energy type audits profitable. The only reason why is that it is an actual building code and not just some funded program. The only thing really holding back that entire world is the state of the construction industry. If/when new home construction recovers, then we will see much more work in that world. Plus anything is yet another lead generator.

Jason Kaylor
VP of Specialty Products
AC Tool Supply
Net Zero Tools
877-207-1244
480-528-4045

hehe, I responded to the original post before reading the rest of the thread. Brad is in exactly the situation I was talking about…and he is only in a 2009 IECC state (just duct testing). 2012 does blower door and duct testing.

Government hand outs always go away eventually. I have been screaming this to customers (and manufacturers) of mine for the past 3 years. Building code and other construction related types of mandates stick. OSHA, DOT and the Coast Guard have been driving our safety equipment sales ever since I started in this business in 1991.

Jason Kaylor
VP of Specialty Products
AC Tool Supply
Net Zero Tools
877-207-1244
480-528-4045

Jason,
What do you think of NACHI inspectors providing Energy scores for homes? We can save the public lots of $$$ providing an energy assessment at a fraction of the cost of a full blown audit.