Thermal imaging cameras have a wide array of uses from determining air leakage issues, to identifying leak locations in flat roofs, to poor insulation values.
Air leaks account for an incredible amount of energy loss in most buildings. Repairing air leakage through comprehensive air barrier services is important to stop heat, moisture and pollution from entering and exiting at will.
What is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal imaging uses infrared camera technology to see things the naked eye cannot. Infrared cameras produce images based on the heat objects give off. By being able to see into this invisible spectrum of light, thermal imaging can help detect temperature differences to see air leaks, find areas of inadequate insulation and inspect water leaks. Areas near exterior openings, ceilings and walls that differ significantly in temperature from the remainder of the home are usually indicators of leaks and insufficient insulation.
The Benefits of Thermal Imaging
Professional thermal imaging analysis of your building will provide insight into locations which may be causing problems with energy inefficiency and other health or comfort hazards. The thermal image puts a visual representation of problems that are often hard to see with the naked eye.
Identifying Air Leaks
A blower door test in conjuction with thermal imaging helps identify exact leakage locations. Once air leaks are identified, they can be addressed through air barrier repair services to improve your building’s performance, comfort levels, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
Locating Inadequate Insulation
Insufficient insulation allows heat in during the summer and out in the winter. This unwanted air exchange wastes precious energy and keeps your HVAC running overtime, while still potentially causing occupant discomfort. Since insulation can be hard to investigate unless walls and floors are opened up, thermal imaging provides a visual of your building’s insulation without potentially more invasive techniques. Addressing poor insulation will help to keep your facility from losing energy, helping you save money on utility costs, while also reducing your building’s carbon footprint.
Moisture Intrusion Identification
Moisture wreaks havoc inside many buildings with mold and mildew growth, causing health concerns and destroying building structures by causing rot. Identifying moisture intrusion via infrared imaging will allow these concerns to be addressed, reducing the risk for health issues in occupants and structural damage in the building. A flat roof in conjuction with a fressh rain will often easily target leakage locations.
The Thermal Imaging Experts at A-A Exteriors
The Accurate-Airtight Exteriors expert team has unparalleled experience in identifying and addressing issues using thermal imaging and our extensive knowledge in building performance. With professional thermography analysis, your building can be on its way to being more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy, while saving you operating expenses for the future.
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We had our 1,500 square foot home air sealed and insulated through A-A Exteriors, for a total of investment of $6,000. Prior to this, our budget bill from Wisconsin Public Service was $369.00 per month.
Lauri and Scot Schmidt, Authentic Freedom, Oshkosh, WI