What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermography is the science of infrared imaging. Thermal imaging cameras detect radiated temperature differences in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images (thermograms) of that temperature difference. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects near room temperature, Thermography makes it possible to see one’s environment with or without visible illumination. The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, Thermography allows one to see variations in temperature.

A thermal imager or infrared (IR) camera captures an image of the surface temperatures of objects rather than the visible light seen by the naked eye, and is used to detect problems that reveal themselves as temperature differences.

With thermal imaging technology, I am able to help protect you against hidden problems and/or damages whether you are considering buying, selling or attempting to make your home more energy efficient.

A thermal imaging infrared inspection and survey can help detect:

  • Air infiltration & exfiltration
  • Possible areas of mold buildup
  • HVAC/mechanical defects
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Moisture impregnated materials & intrusion
  • Insulation deficiencies
  • Storm damage verification
  • Construction defects
  • Roofing malfunctions
  • Loss of Argon gas in windows

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Energy (red) escaping from home

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Moisture (blue) infiltrating in corner of home

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Missing or inadequate insulation in ceiling

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Overloaded (orange) circuit in electrical box