Thermal Imaging is an important tool in discovering hidden problems pertaining to air, heat, and moisture. An inspection preformed by a qualified thermographer can detect such problems.

Infrared heat is emitted by all matter; the amount of heat depends upon its energy. A thermographer can detect heat emissions using special equipment called an infrared camera and analyze the results to pinpoint problematic spots. Infrared cameras provide images for the inspector, who must then interpret the images.

A professional thermographer can detect problems such as:

  • Moisture in walls
  • Leaks in ducting and plumbing
  • Insulation issues
  • In-floor and under-floor heating
  • Furnace, A/C and fan motor problems
  • Air leakage through external walls
  • Incorrect heat leakage from appliances and electrical circuits
  • Animal and critter infestations
  • Window sealant issues
  • The presence of studs or thermal bridges

A thermographic inspection of a regular home’s insulation only takes about an hour. Depending on your requirements, more or less time may be needed. On average, adding thermal imaging to a home inspection only costs a few hundred dollars. A proper inspection will examine both the interior and exterior. Contrary to television, infrared cameras cannot see through solid surfaces so there may be a need to move furniture.

Certain conditions are necessary to ensure that a proper test can occur. As a qualified home inspection business, Huron Home Inspection will guide you through the process.