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EFS Inspection Service

Invest In Your Home With Knowledge                    Phone 815-557-5543

Home Inspections



Veteran Owned and operated

My name is Eric Shaw, I have work over the past 11 years as a Municipal Building Inspector in the South Suburban Chicago Areas in Illinois. I have worked on the Health, Safety, and Welfare in these communities. I started the EFS Inspection services Company with these same goals.

The company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. My inspection will help you understand the condition of you home. I really enjoy helping my clients in this process. Customer service is the highest priority.

Clients are welcome to accompany me during the inspection. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have during the inspection process. I will point out problems and explain them to you and will also show you the good points of the house as well. Plus, explain what routine maintenance is needed to keep the house in good condition. This will help you to get the most benefit from the inspection and gain the most understanding of the systems that make up your home, and how to maintain it.



Phone: 815-557-5543

Inspections by appointment

Home Energy Inspection

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are embarking upon an effort to develop a national program to assess the energy performance of every home in America and lead homeowners toward investing in home energy improvements.

We will help American homeowners maintain safe, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Most homeowners throw away an equivalent of a 55” flat screen TV every year in wasted energy. They’re throwing away a brand new mountain bike, or throwing away a really nice gas grill, or a weekend getaway vacation, every year – because their home is wasting energy. And wasting energy is like throwing money away.The typical American home wastes energy. We know that out of the 130 million homes in the U.S., 80 million were built before 1980 (they pre-date modern energy standards and are associated with higher energy use and operating costs per square foot). We also know that Americans spend about $2,000 per household on energy every year. But what most homeowners don’t know is that about 30% of that energy (30% of that money) is wasted. Many homeowners could save hundreds of dollars every year without really changing their lifestyle. InterNACHI’s HEI provides simple, basic prescriptive measures millions of homeowners can take to reduce their energy bill, while making their homes more comfortable, and use that money for something they really need or want.

A home inspector can complete a Home Energy Inspection in an extra 15 minutes if done as part of a general home inspection and in less than one hour if done as a stand-alone inspection service. It is not a comprehensive energy audit. No blower door or infrared camera is needed. To perform a HEI, a home inspector conducts a brief walk-through of a home and collects about 40 data points related to energy. The inspector then uses an Internet-based home energy calculator developed by the DOE’s that, in a matter of seconds, produces an online inspection report.The online HEI report describes:

  • the home’s yearly energy usage;
  • potential energy inefficiencies;
  • estimated home energy savings; and
  • recommendations for energy improvements.


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