Cold and Drafty Home? An Infrared Home Inspection Can Help!
What is thermography?
If your home is cold in some areas and warm in others an infrared home inspection can accurately identify what and where the issues are.
An infrared inspection is conducted using thermography, or infrared scanning, to detect thermal defects and air leakage in your home’s walls, floors and ceilings. Thermography measures surface temperatures with an infrared camera. The camera images illustrate light in the heat spectrum and records temperature variations throughout your home. These images enable the inspector to determine whether insulation has been installed correctly, whether insulation is needed and if so precisely where.
What do the scans reveal?
Thermographic scans are also commonly used with a blower door test running. The blower door helps exaggerate air leaking through defects in the building envelope.
In addition to providing valuable information on your home’s insulation this inspection can also reveal the following:
- Determine sources of energy loss and ventilation problems
- Reveal structural concerns in the building envelope
- Locate air leaks from inadequately installed or worn window/door seals
- Identify faulty wiring and plumbing leaks
- Detect moisture or the possible presence of mold or mildew
- Source damaged or unsealed components of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
- Locate the source of roof leaks and potential ice damming issues