How thermal imaging can help you at home
- Understanding Heat Flow
A camera with thermal imaging capabilities can detect temperature differences between objects and surfaces in your house. These temperatures are represented by different colors on the screen. Blue represents cool objects while red indicates warmer ones. This technology can help you identify where heat is being lost in your home and where air conditioning is necessary.
- Identifying Airflow Issues
Thermal imaging can also help you determine if there are any airflow issues in your home. If you notice that warm air is flowing out of certain vents, then you may have a problem with an exhaust fan not working properly. An inspection with thermal imaging can tell you whether or not there are any problems with the system.
- Detecting Leaks
As we mentioned before, thermal imaging can be used to show you where hot spots are located in your home. If there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing, then these hot spots would appear around that area. By using thermal imaging in combination with infrared thermography, you can find leaks in pipes, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, etc.
- Finding Unused Hot Spots
The same goes for unused hot spots in your home. Even though they aren’t causing damage right now, they still need to be addressed. Using thermal imaging can help you locate them and make sure they don’t become a bigger issue later down the road.
- Spotting Fire Holes
Fire holes are small locations in your home that allow fire to escape easily. In order to prevent fires, you need to inspect each room in your home carefully. Check under furniture, behind appliances, near heating systems, and anywhere else that could possibly cause a fire.
- Detecting Water Damage
Water damage isn’t always visible, especially if water was left unattended for long periods of time. However, thermal imaging can spot hidden water damage and help you repair it sooner rather than later.
- Seeing Through Walls
If you want to check on your family members who live in different rooms, then thermal imaging can give you access to their homes without having to physically go there. Just point the camera in the direction you want to look and you’ll be able to see what’s going on in those homes.
See Undisclosed Renovation Expenses Before Buying a House
Thermal imaging cameras are used by homeowners to detect problems with heating systems, plumbing leaks, air conditioning units and more. These devices allow you to see heat signatures emitted by your house and pinpoint where the problem might be, they are also useful for detecting moisture, mold or even carbon monoxide levels within a structure.
Contact Christopher Stinnett from Foresight Property Inspections in Mesa to see their availability to help you assess your home today.