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FLIR thermal imaging has many uses and has become an amazing technology for home inspectors to adequately inspect a home.
Thermal imaging is a scientific method of viewing infrared energy that is emitted, transmitted, and reflected by an object. This is done with a device called a thermal imaging camera. These cameras are able to display images represented by temperature. This is done using color or gray scale images with temperature differences being displayed in a gradient. For example if black represented hot and white cold shades of gray would be in between. The cameras are very accurate and have high-resolution so the image will be easily identifiable.
The average American home has a great deal of air leaking through the windows and doors equivalent to a fist sized hole in your door. That means warm air is escaping and cold air is entering your home on cold windy nights. So by placing weather-stripping and adding insulation you can help save energy, and with a thermal imaging inspection you will be able to pinpoint the areas that need attention. These are usually easy fixes with materials found at your local home improvement center.
With a thermal imaging inspection you will be able to see the areas of your home that are leaking energy, do to inadequate window caulking, weather-stripping, insulation, etc. You will then be able to perform your repairs in order of importance by knowing where the problem areas are, and which areas are losing the most energy. The inspector will give you a report that will indicate to you the areas that are losing energy and he will suggest improvements to make your home more energy-efficient.
With an inspection you can find other possible problems, like: Water leaking through a roof before it becomes a much larger problem, or a water leak in your homes plumbing that needs to be traced back to its source. A thermal imaging inspection can reveal hidden problems before they become a major disaster and will save you lots of time and money.