FINDING AIR LEAKS WITH THERMAL IMAGING
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging is especially useful when looking for air leaks, including insulation defects, during an energy audit because it allows the inspector to actually view the apparent temperatures in a given area.
By purposely controlling the temperature and air pressure in the interior of a house, air can be forced inside through cracks and holes. Using an infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera, the sources of these air leaks can be quickly located and visually documented. Areas of insufficient insulation also become more apparent when viewed through an infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera and can be visually documented, as well.
By viewing the hottest and coldest areas, inspectors can collect valuable data about the building envelope. Images taken with the infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera can be included alongside digital photos of the same problem area in the inspection report to help clients better understand the location and cause of any observed deficiencies.
When using an infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera to find missing insulation or energy losses, the difference in temperature between the inside of the building and the outside should be preferably at least 10 °C. In cold climates, buildings are often inspected during winter time. In hotter climates, where it is important to see that the building is well insulated in order to keep the cool air that is generated by HVAC systems inside, the summer months can be ideal for this type of infrared (IR) thermal imaging inspection.
Our infrared (IR) thermal imaging inspection will pinpoint the problem spots in your home so that you can repair them, improve energy efficiency and save money on your energy bills.
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