Thermal imaging scans can be a very helpful tool in determining the root cause of problem areas in your home. A thermal imaging camera works by seeing light in the heat spectrum. According to the Department of Energy, the heat spectrum ranges from white for warm areas to black for cold areas. To learn more about thermal scans, check out the video below. This video provides a good description of how an infrared thermal scan works and what we look for when performing a scan.
Common issues thermal imaging scans find in homes are: air leaks around doors and windows, air leaks in building envelopes, missing insulation in a home, and much more. There is a simulator online by FLIR, a company that offers thermal imaging cameras among other products. In the simulation, a person can control a thermal camera and move through three rooms of a house and determine where the problem areas are in the house regarding heat loss. The simulator also gives you some facts on other ways thermal cameras are used.
Thermal scans are just one tool in a home energy technician’s tool belt, but it is an important tool in making a home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Currently, 401(e) is offering a promotion for a free infrared scan. Call us at (701) 795-7114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours scheduled! An infrared scan takes only about 20 minutes to complete, and it is a great tool to uncover potential issues and energy savings opportunities.