If you are seeking to make energy related improvements, fall and winter are the perfect time of year to conduct the most accurate thermal scans. The reason for this is due to the temperature differential (know as the Delta T) between indoor living environments and the exterior. Thermal Imaging Cameras are unlike a traditional camera, which depends on the reflection of visible light to form pictures. Otherwise known as "infrared photography," a thermal imaging camera measures thousands of different heat signatures to form pictures- in most cases the darker areas of a picture are areas which reflect a cooler heat signature than the lighter colors. While this may seem pretty simple, it helps to have a solid understanding of build ing sciences to be proficient at interpreting what you are seeing. In the picture at the left you see an older door that has very little insulation and single glazed windows.
Frequently Asked Questions:
CAN THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS SEE THROUGH WALLS OR CLOTHING? No- they only measure radiated heat on an object's surface. DO THE CAMERAS EMIT RADIATION? No. They only measure radiated heat. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR A COMPLETE HOME INSPECTION. If you request a thermal audit from us then that is exactly what you will get- nothing more- we will only be focusing on your home's heating and cooling properties and will help you identify areas in need of improvement. Your entire home will be thermally scanned and any pictures taken during the inspection will be put into a report for you to use as reference while you or your contractor makes suggested improvements. Your attic insulation and ventilation will also be evaluated. To help you see your improvements pay for themselves please attempt to gather your utility bills for the past year prior to us performing the inspection. For estimated inspection prices please see our resource page.