APPLICATION 3 – ENERGY
Our goal is to locate and
visualize areas of heat loss Locate and visualize damp,
hidden moisture Identify poorly fitted insulation Identify
cold bridging. Identifying and resolving the above will
improve comfort levels, save energy costs, building deterioration
and health risks with regard to damp. Thermal imaging is
an extremely effective technique for immediately detecting,
visualizing and recording temperature differences, heat
loss and anomalies. The applications are numerous and varied.
Moisture is an efficient conductor of heat energy and wet
insulation is in fact worse than no insulation. Heat loss
from buildings can be caused by a combination of drafts
from poorly fitting windows and doors and or insulation
integrity. Thermography can display surface temperature
variations that provide information in the underlying structure.
commerical Energy Audits
Infrared for Residential Energy Surveys (PDF)
of the century home demonstrates the need for perimeter
insulation upgrades in order to become more energy
efficient. The furnace of this home is located
in the bottom floor and as clearly illustrated warm
air is not circulating adequately throughout this building.
The dark areas in the center of this infrared thermal image show clearly where
the insulation company failed to fill the stud bay. The bays on the immediate
left and right are only partially filled.
This great example shows Heat and energy loss only seen with a thermal imaging
camera. The dark blue in this picture shows cold air infiltrating the
home costing this home owner much more in heating expenses year after year.
Infrared for Residential Energy Surveys