Thermal imaging equipment offers a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions of homes – providing immediate high-resolution thermal imagery issues, energy efficiency, and moisture intrusion
Having your home or building evaluated with an infrared camera sheds valuable information on the effectiveness of your home's thermal envelope. An infrared camera may reveal hidden air leaks and areas where insulation isn't performing, and can also yield some exciting surprises -- such as where an uninsulated hot water pipe or recessed lights may be contributing to an air leak, for an example. It's a valuable part of any proper home energy audit, and a step that we guarantee to take with thoroughness and precision (although our experience tells us that it can also be a fun part of the energy audit for homeowners).
With today’s homes, there may be underlying issues which require a more technical analysis. In recent years problems such as excessive moisture, mold, poor indoor air quality and other issues have become more prevalent as the result of newer, tighter building techniques, and new construction materials. New technology has entered the home inspection market. Infrared imaging, sometimes called thermography, combines technical knowledge with specialized equipment as part of an inspection to help identify problems "trapped" in the walls, ceilings or floors.
Thermal imaging equipment offers a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions of homes – providing immediate high-resolution thermal imagery issues, energy efficiency, and even rodent or pest control. Because all factors, such as faulty wiring, termites, mold, and wet insulation affect the temperature of the environment, heat-sensitive photography can reveal these and other issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye or with modern digital photography. By providing thermal imaging reports, you can document a hidden fault for corrective action or prioritize repairs. You can use thermal equipment to locate moisture leaking into the home or internal plumbing leaking in the walls or between floors. Air conditioner condensation pipe can become clogged, and water may leaking onto the floor or ceiling and seeping in all directions. It can be so sutled that visible water stains are not seen.
For energy evaluations, you can show where cold or hot air is entering the home depending on the season. Thermal imaging may also detect wiring hot spots or the presence of moisture, which can be hazardous to the home and those who live in it. United States government energy labs estimate that air filtration wastes up to 40% of every home’s heating and cooling dollar. Studies show that there were more than 45 billion dollars wasted on heating and cooling in 2014 alone.
Types of Infrared Inspections:
- Commercial Buildings
- Office Buildings
- Retail Buildings
- Strip Malls
- Restaurant/Food Service
- Medical Offices
- Multi-Family Housing
- Storage buildings
- Resort Properties