Thermal Scans for Energy Loss
Infrared thermal imaging is used widely to determine the presence of insulation and energy performance. If insulation is damage or missing the cost of energy use rises. A building inspection including an infrared scan can lower the energy use and cost. During a building inspection with a thermal imager other issues such as water leaks, air leaks and condensation can be found.
How Thermal Scans Work
With an temperature difference of 18 degrees between the inside and outside of the building the thermal camera can easily detect any issues with the insulation. We can detect wet, compressed or misplaced insulation. In the winter the thermal image will show cooler on the inside and warmer on the outside where insulation is insufficient. The reverse is true for summer time.
Air leaks are similar in signature. These can be small leaks in the building envelope such as electrical fixtures and plumbing fixtures. During winter months they may appear as cool streaks on the inside or warm on the outside. The opposite is true for summer months. These can be enhanced with a HVAC system and the returned closed off.
Why Energy Scans?
We provide detailed, high-quality and easy to understand certified infrared inspection reports that thoroughly documenting our findings.
The best way to locate an in-ground heating systems is with an infrared thermal scan.
Check our page on radiant floor heat systems.
We use FLIR and FOTRIC infrared cameras for all our thermal scans.
Advanced Infrared is based in Katy Texas and serves Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen and San Antonio and the surrounding states.