Infrared thermography is a proven tool to pinpoint insulation deficiencies and is especially useful for locating air leakage when combined with a blower-door fan. Air leakage can be a big contributor to heat loss and discomfort and in reality an infrared camera / blower combination is the only method to get a thorough visual overview of heat loss.
EnergyScanIR™ is a thermographic building survey with one simple goal…to help building owners save energy. The service we offer can help you reduce energy consumption, leading to savings on energy costs. EnergyScanIR™’s trained affiliates will evaluate your building from top to bottom and present you with a graphic detailed report identifying the locations of your heat losses.
Building Air Leakage Testing performed in compliance with the internationally recognized guidelines and standards set by ASTM E-779-10 and ASTM 1827.
Why use Infrared Thermography to Look for Heat Loss?
Nobody wants to live in an uncomfortable home yet this is a common complaint in both new and old houses alike.
Comfort and energy loss problems are often due to poorly installed or low levels of insulation in the walls or attic, air leakage or a heating system that does not deliver warm air effectively.
The infrared imager is an excellent tool to pinpoint heat loss areas and even more effective when used in combination with a blower door. A blower door reduces air pressure in the house and is used to simulate air leakage due to wind and natural convection currents.
In fact, modern building-science has proven that air leakage can be a significant contributor to energy loss and this can lead to discomfort and nasty utility bills – an EnergyScanIR™ inspection is an unobtrusive way to ‘see’ insulation deficiencies and air leakage.
For an effective infrared scan using a blower door there must be a reasonable temperature difference between the outside and inside air which is often achievable even on warmer days.
When using an infrared camera without a blower door the recommended minimum temperature difference is 18F and therefore these types of scans cannot always be performed on during late spring and early autumn months. Even then air leakage may be extremely hard to image.
Get the answers you need to take corrective action from our team of certified thermographers. Infrared Thermography is a proven diagnostic technique recommended by the US Department of Energy for identifying areas of heat loss. Considering your heating and cooling load can be up to 50% of your actual energy bill, a thermal scan of your building can identify where those wasted dollars are going-no matter what type of heating or cooling system you have. An EnergyScanIR™ Survey of your building is just plain smart and you can play your part in the Green Movement. Your reduced utility consumption will reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well.