Thermal Imaging Inspection
In this fast-paced market, people buying a home face making a binding decision under the pressure of losing out on a property if they don't act quickly enough.
A thermal imaging home inspection is more than necessary to move forward during the option period – 7-10 days. Thermal imaging is one way home buyers can gain a more profound knowledge of a house.
Thermography uses infrared imaging and an electronic measurement home inspection thermal imaging camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy released from an item. Thermal scanning assists the Inspector in discovering temperature differences and abnormalities that can get impacted by moisture.
When two locations of the same or similar products experience altering ambient temperatures, the area with the higher thermal mass (generally water) will gradually change the temperature.
Unlike noticeable light, anything with a temperature above absolute zero gives off warmth in the infrared world—even ice discharges infrared energy. The greater the object's temperature, the greater the IR radiation released.
Several home evaluation companies use Infrared services, but not all equipment is the same. Like any line of electronic cameras, there are low-end and high-end ones.
We utilize the best high-end FLIR infrared thermal imaging video cameras. Our cameras provide the best resolution, which results in more accurate inspections.
The U.S. Department of Energy advises that a thermographic check gets performed on homes. For home buyers and sellers, thermal imaging provides valuable information that can assist in your decision to purchase or list a home.
Home Inspection Thermal Imaging Camera Capture Pricy Energy Loss:
An ineffective home means a consistent drain on your wallet. Energy loss can happen due to poor or missing insulation, poor building, or perhaps flaws in the house's style. We'll look for signs of energy loss through walls, ceilings, floorings, windows, doors, the attic, and more. We also look for damaged or malfunctioning radiant heating, if present. We'll ensure your house isn't needlessly burning through cash.
An infrared camera generates thermal imaging during the home inspection, allowing inspectors to see much potential damage not visible to the naked eye. Using thermal imagery, a home inspector could reveal:
Air seepage in walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows
Damaged or malfunctioning radiant heat systems
Air-conditioner compressor leakages
Other structural problems that can lead to energy loss
Damaged seals in double-paned windows
Overloaded circuits or malfunctioning electrical equipment
Water intrusions in the foundation or interior walls, roof leaks, plumbing leaks, damaged or wet insulation
The presence of termites, other wood-boring insects, and rodents
Heating and cooling concerns can decrease the comfort of your house and increase your utility expense
While our thermal video cameras don't provide us with X-Ray vision, they help us find problems that the naked eye can't see. Because of all the benefits that IR Thermography uses, we wouldn't inspect a home in today's market without it.
The report is user-friendly. The Inspector supplies primary digital images side by side with your IR images. This comparison provides you with a precise point of recommendation for the IR data, which is vital in mapping enhancements and repair work.
Getting Ready for a Thermal Imaging Inspection
Property owners can take action to ensure an accurate thermal imaging result. This preparation might include moving furniture away from outside walls and getting rid of window treatments. You get the most precise thermal imaging scans when there is a considerable temperature level difference (a minimum of 20 ° F) with inside and outside air temperatures.
If you are acquiring a home or business home, an infrared thermal examination eliminates any unpredictability of residential or commercial property conditions.
In Texas, thermographic energy scans are more efficient due to substantial distinctions between inside/outside temperatures when performed in the summer and winter.
There are particular times of the year because of "thermal loading," which might be required for the property owner, depending on weather conditions.
You will have to keep a temperature distinction between indoor and outside temperature levels for approximately 4 hours before the thermal imaging scan.
This fluctuation can get achieved by running the ac system in cooling climates or the central heat in heating climates. Ask our Green Scene Home Inspectors before the thermal imaging scan if this will be required.
We have the tools, innovation, and training to offer you the highest service level at Green Scene Home Inspections.
Here are some examples of the kind of problems that can get revealed:
Leak around air conditioning vent
Overloaded circuit breaker
Missing or faulty insulation AND heat leakage around can lights