What is Thermal Imaging?
A Thermal Image is a visual representation of the temperature of the area or items scanned. Because it dramatically shows the change in temperature using colors, it is often effective in finding issues that may have gone unnoticed otherwise. Although Infrared Thermal Imaging is a far better diagnostic tool than the naked eye, it does not guarantee 100% accuracy, unless removal or destruction of components can be achieved to validate findings. When possible, other tools are used to verify Thermal Images, but even with these considerations we do not claim to have x-ray vision. Conditions may change and cause the apparent temperature readings revealed in Thermal Images to be different at any given time.
Do you use it?
Inspector Catch-it has been using thermal readings in our inspections since 2007. That same technology has advanced to the point over the past few years that we are able to actually see an image, rather than the old fashioned method of translating numerial readings. Our home inspections include the following thermal imaging services at no additional charge upon request: Heating and Cooling(HVAC) System, Multi-Level in Floor Plumbing, and the Electrical Main and Sub-Panels. We also provide Energy Audits and Full Thermal Inspections as an additional service. Call for a quote.
What is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit at a dwelling is often the first step in making a home more energy efficient and comfortable. An audit can help assess how much energy the dwelling uses. It can provide a list for what measures need to be taken to improve efficiency.
Many things can affect the energy performance of homes. An energy audit can identify the factors that contribute to the waste of energy in a home. It can also help with making the home more comfortable to the occupants. An audit can help with identifying factors that affect the health and safety of the occupants.
Energy audits alone don't save energy. The objective of an energy audit is to make recommendations that will likely improve the performance of the structure while lowering energy consumption.