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Building Applications

Thermal Imaging for Energy Auditing & Building Inspection

Thermal imaging for air tightness and energy efficiency are important quality control measures when building or renovating a home. Heat loss can account for up to 50% of total energy consumption in a building with causes ranging from air leakage through chimneys, attics and wall vents to badly sealed doorways and failing argon gas windows to missing insulation.

Detection and Visualization of Air Infiltration and Exfiltration

Adequate air exchange is important for occupant comfort, health and safety, but most buildings have a far higher rate of air leakage than necessary. The root cause is often poor design and/or construction which allows air to leak in or out. Without thermal imaging, the source of these drafts can be extremely difficult to detect and visualize. But with thermal imager in hand, inspectors and contractors can readily uncover the source of the heat issue, leading to helpful advice on the best improvements and repairs to stop energy loss.


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Improving Energy Efficiency

Thermal imaging cameras are well-established as valuable inspection tools that help reveal missing insulation, HVAC air flow and equipment issues, radiant heating malfunctions, compromised roofing, and much more. By detecting and locating patterns and sources of heat loss that are invisible to the naked eye, thermal images provide convincing evidence in reports where improvements need to be made and how well they’ve been completed.

FLIR E8-XT

Infrared Camera with Extended Temperature Range

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How To

How Can You Tell If Your House is Missing Insulation?

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Fundamentals

Thermal Camera Tips to Avoid Common Home Inspection Mistakes

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Choosing a Camera

What Is the Right Handheld Thermal Camera for You?

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How To

How To Detect a Water Leak with Thermal Imaging

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