Infrared Imaging can help you "see" behind walls and ceilings.
What is an infrared scan?
An infrared scan (infrared imaging) is a heat detection test. It is usually part of a complete home energy audit.
The test uses a specialized infrared camera to capture temperature differences in the home. Heat differences are depicted by various colors. Infrared scans are often called thermographic scans.
The images are used to determine what is otherwise hidden from view or invisible in your home. With specialized training, the skilled home energy auditor is able to interpret these images.
What can infrared images reveal?
Your Green Home Consulting auditor uses infrared imaging to:
- Reveal air conditioning and heating leaks.
- View behind drywall and walls.
- Look at ceilings.
- Find drafts coming from windows and doors.
- Determine insulation coverage and effectiveness.
- Discover areas that hold moisture.
- Spot ice dams.
- Identify problematic hidden electrical issues.
- Uncover pest problems.
How are the best infrared images obtained?
The best infrared imaging occurs when performed in conjunction with a blower door test.
The blower door test exaggerates air leakage points for better visualization of the problem. Usually, the two tests are performed at the same time.
What is the benefit of an infrared scan?
This test indicates where air leakage is occurring and provides vital information to guide improvements. As a result, we can suggest customized solutions to reduce loss of air conditioning and heating. Infrared testing will save on energy, ensure your home is safe, and make your home more comfortable.