Thermal Imaging & Energy Audits
About Infrared Thermography
Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to “see” and “measure” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. The higher the object’s temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot. Infrared thermography cameras produce images of invisible infrared or “heat” radiation and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities.
In the home environment we can use these temperature differentials known as “delta-points” to find where energy is escaping and how to reduce your energy costs. We can also utilize this technology during our Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Stucco Inspections, Water Removal and Structural Drying Process.
In industry, nearly everything gets hot before it fails, making infrared cameras extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tools in many diverse applications. And as industry strives to improve manufacturing efficiencies, manage energy, improve product quality, and enhance worker safety, new applications for infrared cameras continually emerge.
Home Energy Audits:
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What Can Be Detected:
- Missing, damaged, or improperly installed insulation
- Energy losses caused by air infiltration and exfiltration
- Water infiltration
- Improperly built structural elements
- Reduce your heating and cooling energy costs
- Identify areas of moisture penetration
- Detect conditions conducive to mold or insect problems
- Most importantly, reduce your carbon footprint