Why should I get Thermal Imaging done for my home?
Because Thermal Imaging can detect all of the following. heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;air-conditioner compressor leaks;under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; andbroken seals in double-paned windows.plumbing leaks;hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; andwater and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;overloaded and undersized circuits;overheated electrical equipment and components; andelectrical faults before they cause a fire.possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects;the presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures; anddangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s residents.
Thermal Imaging sounds amazing what can go wrong?
Thermal Imaging can be more or less effective for different parts of the year. The greater the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures the more concise the reading can be. Plus Thermal Imaging lets us peek inside the walls but it is not infallible there can still be things that are missed or miss identified. As always with anything in a home inspection we can’t predict the future. We can only see what is there on the day of the inspection.