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Thermal/infrared surveys, a non-destructive and non-invasive technology, are growing in popularity and
have become a valuable tool in performing energy evaluations. Because of its unique characteristic to detect
minute temperature differentials, thermal imaging is the best way to detect and pinpoint problem areas.
Utilizing thermal imaging enables the necessary adjustments or repairs to be made before costly (and possible catastrophic) failure(s) can occur within the home or business system(s) or building envelope.
A Thermal Imaging Survey can detect the following issues in the building envelope:
- Air infiltration and ex-filtration
- Missing, damaged, or misapplied insulation.
- Excessive moisture.
It can also identify:
- Leaking HVAC ductwork.
- Blockages or leaks in radiant in-fl oor heating.
- Overloaded wiring in walls and outlets.
- Circuit breakers that are overloaded at the time of survey.
Some reasons to have a thermal imaging scan done:
- The DOE (Department of Energy) website suggests that “you should have a scan done before purchasing a
house; even new houses can have defects in their thermal envelopes. You may wish to include a clause in the
contract requiring a thermographic scan of the house.”
- Seller may want to have a competitive edge knowing what problems may exist within their house so that they can take corrective measures before putting house on the market while also making their house more energy efficient.
- A thermal scan can give your buyer the extra knowledge to help make a more informed decision in such a large investment.
Example 1: House 1 - $100,000 and House 2 - $110,000 are priced fairly closely but the thermal scan reveals that House 1 is missing insulation in exterior walls and has multiple areas where air infiltration is occurring, while House 2 has no insulation problems and is fairly air tight. Client may want to purchase House 2, knowing that they will have to stick “x” amount of dollars into House 1 to make it comparable to House 2.
Example 2: Commercial building for sale with a flat roof. Buyer not aware of any problems with roof, but a thermal scan detects large areas with moisture intrusions within the roof surface. The buyer is now in a position to request correction of problem prior to sale, or negotiate cost.
Once Thermal Imaging Associates has completed the thermal survey of the house/business, a report will be generated with analysis of the issues identified by the thermal images.
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