Preventative thermal imaging gives home owners and home buyers detailed information about hidden problems. This information lets you schedule repairs at convenient times, make educated buying decisions, and avoid the headache of demolition (which is the only other way to know what lurks behind walls). The Department of Energy now recommends all residences be scanned for thermal imaging.
Thermal Imaging can identify
AIR INFILTRATION is unwanted amounts of outside air entering the house through cracks and small openings. A leaky house allows moisture, dust, and allergens into the home, making it unhealthy. These air leaks waste energy dollars because it costs more to heat a home that’s letting air sneak out through cracks and openings.
HVAC PERFORMANCE can be inspected using Thermal Infrared Inspection. Gaps and leaks in ductwork can expend unnecessary heating and cooling.
INSULATION DEFICIENCIES Poorly performing insulation can increase energy costs and reduce comfort as well as health issues such as mold growth.
Arrow is pointing to arrow of missing insulation otherwise not visible during traditional home inspection.
RADIANT FLOOR AND CEILINGS systems can also be inspected using Thermal Imaging. Any uneven patterns can be detected signal any hidden problems. A traditional home inspection cannot supply this valuable information
MOISTURE INTRUSION is detected with Thermal Imaging by detecting the difference in surface temperature between the wet area and surrounding dry areas.
ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS can cost valuable dollars in damage due to fires and also poses a potential safety incident. High resistance connections or overloaded circuits can be detected before they become a serious issue.