Thermal Imaging / Infrared Camera
What is it and how can it help me?
Infrared thermography is the easiest and quickest method to detect energy waste, moisture and electrical issues in buildings. An infrared camera shows exactly where the problems are and helps focus the inspectors' attention allowing him or her to properly diagnose areas with energy loss with out defacing or the deconstruction of the building.
Digital Photo: Notice here on the standard Digital Photo, everything looks normal.
Infrared Image: Notice on the Infrared image, the red and yellow indicates temperatures of of almost 99 degrees. The Windows are single pane windows, the walls are thin with minimal insulation and the crawl space has no insulation. These are Major Sources of Heat Loss in a home and often overlooked. These areas can lead up to 46% of the homes normal heat loss if not insulated properly.
Standard Digital Photo With Infrared
The "Blue" is the air that you can see being pulled down into the home from the attic, this air holds the coldest temperature. The "Red, Whiteand Yellow" Indicate a higher or warmer temperature based on the temperature gauge in the photo. This is possible by pairing the camera with the blower door to recreate the normal "Heat Loss" areas.
Buildings may be quickly and thoroughly scanned using a FLIR thermal imager, identifying problem areas that can't be seen by the naked eye.
Energy Auditing & Home Inspection
Excessive air leakage can account for up to half of the energy consumed to condition buildings. The leakage pathway is often complex and, without thermal imaging cameras, extremely difficult to visualize.
Property & Facility Management
Thermal imagers are a valuable tool in predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical, and structural systems, to detect problems, prevent downtime, guide corrective action, and increase work safety.
HVAC & Plumbing
With FLIR thermal imagers it's easy to scan an entire building to see the relation of HVAC system, building envelope, and plumbing issues.
Moisture & Restoration
The presence of moisture in building envelopes, either from leakage or condensation, can have serious consequences. With an infrared camera, water damage is easily detected.