Thermal Imaging for Energy Auditing & Home Inspection
Thermal imaging for air tightness and energy efficiency are important quality control measures when building or renovating a home. Heat loss can account for up to 50% of total energy consumption in a building with causes ranging from air leakage through chimneys, attics and wall vents to badly sealed doorways and failing argon gas windows to missing insulation.
Detection and Visualization of Air Infiltration and Exfiltration
Adequate air exchange is important for occupant comfort, health and safety, but most buildings have a far higher rate of air leakage than necessary. The root cause is often poor design and/or construction which allows air to leak in or out. Without thermal imaging, the source of these drafts can be extremely difficult to detect and visualize. But with thermal imager in hand, inspectors and contractors can readily uncover the source of the heat issue, leading to helpful advice on the best improvements and repairs to stop energy loss.
New buildings must meet modern energy efficiency standards and building codes. Reducing drafts and heat loss due to poor insulation, not only do homes and businesses become more comfortable, customers conserve energy and save considerably on utility bills.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Thermal imaging cameras are well-established as valuable inspection tools that help reveal missing insulation, HVAC air flow and equipment issues, radiant heating malfunctions, compromised roofing, and much more. By detecting and locating patterns and sources of heat loss that are invisible to the naked eye, thermal images provide convincing evidence in reports where improvements need to be made and how well they’ve been completed.
Choose the infrared camera that is right for you:
The FLIR C2 is the world's first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera designed especially for building applications. Keep it on you so you're ready anytime to find and show hidden heat patterns that point out energy waste, structural defects, plumbing clogs, HVAC issues, and other problems.
The FLIR TG165 gives you the advantage of thermal imaging to discover temperature issues you can’t see with a typical IR thermometer. You’ll work more quickly—and have confidence you won’t miss anything vital. Equipped with FLIR’s exclusive Lepton™ micro thermal camera, the TG165 helps you identify heat patterns, reliably measure temperature, and store images and data for reports. And with a spot ratio of 24 to 1, you can take accurate readings from safer distances.
Easier than a smartphone, only FLIR’s E4 thru E8 line offers such an affordable, unprecedented choice to new thermographers and seasoned pros alike. Each model includes thermal, visible, and revolutionary MSX imaging.
E-Series continues to revolutionize thermal inspection efficiency with more onboard tools for faster imaging, analysis and sharing. Featuring MSX to instantly recognize problem locations, a simpler touchscreen interface, auto screen orientation, Wi-Fi streaming to mobile devices, and Bluetooth to MeterLink test gear.
The T420bx and T440bx provide superior thermal resolution, an ergonomic rotating optical block, and fast auto-focus to help the busiest inspectors get the best images easier than ever, even from the toughest angles. Plus speedy wireless communication, MSX enhancement, and more.
The T620bx and T640bx combine incredible 640×480 IR detail with the comfortable flexibility you need to shoot from low, high, and tough angles effortlessly. A larger touchscreen, the best thermal sensitivity, a viewfinder, continuous auto focus, and extra productivity features make inspections a breeze.