Tagged with home performance

Examining the New Extech BR80 Video Borescope Inspection Camera

Examining the New Extech BR80 Video Borescope Inspection Camera

Extech recently introduced a new addition to their line of handheld borescopes, the BR80 Video Borescope Inspection Camera. The new Extech BR80 offers a 17mm camera head on a 1m long probe, both rated as water and dust proof (IP67). At the tip of the probe the BR80 features four bright LED lights with adjustable … Continue reading

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Steps on the Path to BPI Certification

Steps on the Path to BPI Certification

Ivy Tools is fortunate to have a close relationship with the emerging home performance industry. We’re often asked about the credentialing process and what it means for an individual or business to be BPI certified. Briefly, the Building Performance Institute, BPI, is an independent, not-for-profit organization which focuses on developing the home performance industry in … Continue reading

The New House of the Housing Recovery

The New House of the Housing Recovery

In recent months several articles concerning the housing recovery have caught my eye. Together they paint a portrait of a housing market that is finally recovering from almost seven years of recession. But it’s a different kind of recovery. And the house being “recovered” is a different kind of house than was being built before … Continue reading

Thermal Imager Uses

Thermal Imager Uses

The many applications of infrared technology are evolving at a tremendous pace. The infrared thermal imager is currently used in everything from home repair to monitoring volcanoes, tracking forest fires to plumbing leaks, HVAC to auto repair. What can you use infrared for? The simple answer is, any situation in which you need to visualize … Continue reading