ASHI Reporter October 2021, Feature

Energy-Efficient HVAC

For home buyers, energy efficiency is an important factor when searching for a new house. It’s not easy to visually inspect a home to determine if it is energy-efficient without doing some additional testing.

By: Sam Myers Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2021, Feature

Home Energy Audits: Economical in More Ways Than One

In February 2021, severe winter storms triggered a massive electricity generation failure in Texas, resulting in millions of homes and businesses losing power—some for several days. The magnitude of the power outages led to nationwide scrutiny.

By: Stephanie Jaynes Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2021, Feature

From Advanced to Unexpected

Over the 20 years I have been a home inspector I have accumulated a few tools in addition to what I carry in my tool belt. Many of the tools don’t get used on most inspections, but when the occasion comes up, it’s nice to have the right tool to verify an observation

By: Rick Bunzel Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2021, Feature

Expect the Unexpected

In summer 2021, we also asked for your favorite unconventional tools, and wow, did we get some interesting answers. From a wire hanger to a selfie stick to, well, your brain, these are just some of the great responses we received.

By: Laura Rote Member Exclusive
ASHI Reporter October 2021, Feature

7 Tips for Starting a Home Inspection Business

I recently wrapped up my first year as a business owner of my own home inspection company—Another Level Home Inspection. To give you a little background, I’d been inspecting for years prior, and I have experience with most aspects of the industry.

By: Jameson Malgeri Member Exclusive
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