A vital element of a home energy assessment, thermal imaging works in conjunction with a blower door test to help locate air leaks, moisture issues and areas of insufficient insulation. Long Island homeowners can benefit from seeing into their home's problems to ensure they take the necessary steps to improve them and prevent further energy loss.
How Does Thermal Imaging Work?
Thermal imaging, also known as infrared imaging, measures the surface temperatures of various surfaces, providing insight into what may be happening when certain spots of your home are showing up as too hot or too cold. These temperature differences are displayed as a spectrum of colors on the camera.
How Can Thermal Imaging Help My Home?
Thermal imaging with an infrared camera allows home performance experts, like the certified team at Energy Haus, to see where your home has air leaks, poor insulation or moisture problems. Some of the imperfections in your home's thermal envelope will be obvious (around windows and doors, for example). Chances are, however, there will be some big surprises, too. That's part of what makes infrared imaging so valuable - you might discover that the constant draft in your living room could be taken care of with a simple bead of caulk along the baseboard or that your perennial ice dam could be prevented by insulating a hot water pipe in the attic.
The infrared imaging test will result in areas in your home that are in need of attention. When you decide to improve your home's efficiency and comfort, these are the areas you would need to focus on for air sealing and insulation. Once you make the recommended updates to your home, you will immediately see an increase in comfort with a decrease in your home's energy bills, while also potentially eliminating harmful and damaging moisture concerns.
Energy Haus: Improving Your Home with Energy Efficiency Savings
When Energy Haus performs a thermal imaging analysis of your Long Island home, we look into the invisible spectrum to uncover where your home would benefit from air sealing or additional insulation. We will provide you with recommendations and help you improve your home so that it's healthy, comfortable and efficient for years to come.