Infrared thermography, also known as thermal imaging, is used to capture and process thermal information using non-contact measurement tools.
Missing, damaged, or inadequate insulation, building envelope air leaks, moisture intrusion, and substandard work are costly to residential owners. Thermal imaging can help you quickly target the source of the problem so you can make informed decisions on repairs.
Thermal imaging cameras work by detecting temperature differences or anomalies and displaying them as a gradient scale, with lighter colors signifying areas that are hot and darker colors signifying cooler areas. Unlike a traditional camera that captures visible light, infrared captures the heat signature of an object. This allows infrared cameras to function in ways that traditional visible light cameras cannot.
- heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors resulting in high energy bills
- defects in-floor or in-ceiling radiant heating systems
- plumbing / roofing leaks before they cause serious damage
- missing, inadequate insulation – reducing comfort and increased energy bills
- water and moisture intrusion that could lead to structural damage and mold
- electrical deficiencies – identify hot spot issues with electrical hazards.