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Honest. Thorough. Reliable. 

 

Prospective Home Owners

Prospective Home Owners

Purchasing a home is often one of the biggest financial purchases in ones life. We offer unbiased, 3rd party home inspections to assist our clients in making an informed decision when purchasing their home. We inspect condos, townhomes, single family homes and multi-unit complexes. 

 

 

 

Home Owners

Current Home Owners

If you're experiencing high utility bills, cold rooms, ice dams, poor air quality, poor air circulation, etc. we can help you. Identify the source of those problems and the correct way to address them with a Home Performance Audit before spending thousands of dollars in inefficient contracting work. We provide contractors with an outlined action plan to assist them through renovations. We provide a complimentary audit after any renovations are completed ensure the work was done correctly.

 

 

 

New Construction

New Construction 

We assist builders, architects, and contractors with all new construction. We offer Duct Envelope Tightness Testing during construction, Blower Door Testing for final occupancy licensing, as well as consulting during construction to ensure that homes and commercial spaces are being built properly and efficiently.  

 

 

11 Month Warranty Inspection

11 Month Warranty Inspection 

If you've purchased a new construction home within the last year, this inspection is for you. We assess your home from the outside in and form a report for the builders for you. Cover your assets before your warranty expires. 

 

 

Mold Inspection, Radon Testing, Asbestos Inspection, Formaldehyde Testing, Pest Inspection

Environmental Testing

We offer the flowing tests in addition to any service or as stand-alone testing. Air quality, mold, VOC, Radon, asbestos, formaldehyde, pest and combustion safety. Poor air quality can often mimic cold like symptoms such as runny nose, itchy throat, watery eyes, headaches, sinus problems, allergies, or asthma. If you notice these symptoms are worse when you are in your home or office have the air quality tested to pinpoint the source of the problem. 

 

Professional Training, Contractor Training, BPI CEUs, NATE CEUs, NARI CEUs, IL Home Inspector CEUs

Professional Training

We are a BPI Test Center that has trained nearly 600 students since 2010. We offer continuing education classes that are eligible for IL State Home Inspector CEU's, BPI CEUs, NATE CEUS, and NARI CEUs. Our courses are designed for everyone from home inspectors, HVAC contractors, general contractors, architects, administrative staff, and builders. 

 

About Us

Since our start in 2009, Insight has become a trusted source for home inspections and BPI based Home Performance Testing & Education in Naperville, IL and the Chicagoland area. We use the principles of Building Science and "Home as a System" to provide home owners and contractors with the comprehensive knowledge needed to reduce home energy needs, increase comfort, maintain structural integrity & operations, and analyze utility costs. This approach is what sets us apart from other Home Inspections companies and Energy Auditors in the area. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of home inspections and home performance audits by maintaining credentials with the following organizations: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Energy Star, The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). We've maintained an A+ standing with the Better Business Bureau since 2011 by continuously providing our clients with honest, thorough and reliable building consulting services. 

Whether you are buying, selling, building, or remodeling, we offer a variety of services to assist our clients with their continued Building Consulting needs. From Home Inspections to Energy Audits, Air Quality Testing and more, our test are of the highest caliber to ensure continued care of your home, multi-unit, or commercial space.

In addition to our services, upon completion of any Home Inspection or Home Performance Audit, our clients will now receive a free life-time account to HomeBinder - an online application that allows you to organize and store everything about your home all in one convenient location, right at your fingertips. This account will not only store your Inspection report but you will receive home maintenance reminders essential to every home owner. This will allow you to have contractors and plumbers information on hand, recall notifications on appliances, and more. You can even store those paint schemes you fell in love with. HomeBinder will help get your home ownership off to a great start, which is why we are giving this to our clients as a part of their Inspection report. You can learn more at www.homebinder.com

Insight Property Services was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau with our Home Performance Audits, click here to read the article.

 

 

 

November 30th, 2017

Building Science Principles

6 BPI CEU's | 6 IL State CEUs

Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.

December 12th, 2017

AIR LEAKAGE: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue

4 BPI CEU's 

Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment.  Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals.  Air flow affects indoor air quality, comfort, building durability, condensation, combustion safety, recurring mold, icicles and more.  We will explore these and other issues and show how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in homes. Air sealing solutions will also be presented. While "homes have to breathe", we will discuss what that means in a practical sense rather than it being a justification for sloppy installations and poor assemblies. 

 

Upcoming Events with Insight 

 

November 30th, 2017

Building Science Principles

6 BPI CEU's | 6 IL State CEUs

Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.

December 12th, 2017

AIR LEAKAGE: The 3rd Most Destructive Home Issue

4 BPI CEU's 

Keeping homes dry and warm is essential for an effective controlled environment.  Controlling air flow has been overlooked as a key aspect of achieving these goals.  Air flow affects indoor air quality, comfort, building durability, condensation, combustion safety, recurring mold, icicles and more.  We will explore these and other issues and show how uncontrolled air flow can be the common link among many problems in homes. Air sealing solutions will also be presented. While "homes have to breathe", we will discuss what that means in a practical sense rather than it being a justification for sloppy installations and poor assemblies. 

 

As of January 1, 2016, the State of Illinois began enforcing IECC 2015 for new homes, which requires duct and envelope tightness testing. In addition to existing BPI and RESNET certifications, Illinois created this new certification specifically qualified to test duct and envelope tightness. The Duct & Envelope Tightness Certification was designed by the Midwest Home Performance Association (Formerly the Illinois Association of Energy Raters - IAER) as a bridge between building professionals and Energy Raters. This 1-day course will introduce you to the skills necessary to perform the diagnostic testing on new homes and ensure you meet the current IECC standards. Save time, money, and effort by testing your own work! This course is normally $260 and is now being offered at the reduced price of $149 with funding from the Illinois Home Performance - Building Science Training Series. About the Building Science Training Series The Building Science Training Series draws upon local and regional experts to impart specific technical skills to local contractors. The courses address topics that have been identified as relevant for Illinois contractors in order to prepare them for quality whole-home energy upgrade work and participation in the Illinois Home Performance program. This series is made possible through funding from all of the investor-owned utilities in Illinois, which include Ameren Illinois, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Nicor Gas and ComEd.

Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.
Would understanding the interactions of building systems and their effects on home performance assist you in your position or your business? Earning the Building Science Principles certificate is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. Building science demonstrates how various components of the home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understand the relationship between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home. Learn how all of these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. This non-technical BPI certificate is first step toward understanding & improving whole-house building performance. Perfect for sales people, admin personnel, architects or anyone who needs to know about building science, but may never need to perform testing.