With the start of cooler weather you've probably already had your furnace running at night. Have you noticed any problems with cold air seeping in around windows, doors, or from the ceiling or floor? You don't want to be cooling down your rooms with outside air and paying for unnecessary heat. Anything you can do to improve the building envelope of your home will help save money.
One way to investigate cold spots is with an IR camera. Georgian Insulation uses a FLIR Thermal Imaging camera to pin-point insulation problems.
An infrared camera is a device that detects heat and converts to to an electronic signal. The signals from a scan are used in the camera to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and perform temperature calculations.
The heat measured by the camera can be precisely determined, and areas in the scan that are cold or lower than average for the wall or area being scanned can be identified. The severity of the temperature gradient can prioritize work for improving insulation. Although the camera is measuring temperature - the scan is useful for locating missing insulation, detecting air leaks, moisture damage, wildlife in walls, and some structural problems.
There are many applications for this modern technology and Georgian Insulation is pleased to offer it as a service to homeowners and for commercial buildings. A quick scan often results in considerable cost savings over traditional invasive investigations.
Application for Infrared Thermal Imaging:
Detecting missing insulation
Locating Moisture problems, leaks , condensation etc.
Detecting overloaded electrical circuits.
Detecting air leakage.
Verifying solar panels are functioning correctly.
Remotely and safely measure temperatures.
Finding hot spots on equipment.
Verifying radiant in floor heating is working.
Locating missing heat registers.
Locating leaking plumbing and air ducts.
Detecting moisture intrusion in a foundation wall.
A picture says a thousand words and infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance. We can help show you thermal problems, quantify them with precise non-contact temperature measurement, and make recommendations to save you money on energy costs and make your home or business more comfortable.