Understanding heat loss in your home is the first step toward eliminating the problem and creating a more comfortable and affordable living environment. Here, you’ll learn how to do exactly that.
Sources of heat loss
Heat can escape your home in several ways, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Poorly insulated roof, walls, basement, attic
- Poorly sealed windows, doors
- Cracked chimney, foundation
- Air leaks around plumbing vents
- Air leaks around outlets
It’s imperative that you detect exactly where and why you’re losing heat; only then can you better insulate the walls or make whatever repairs are necessary to properly seal your home.
The best way to detect where and why you’re losing heat is with an infrared inspection.
Example of thermal survey of buildings that has heat loss and one that is energy efficient (dark one).
Infrared and heat loss detection
Thermal imaging is just as useful for locating heat loss in the home as it is for detecting moisture intrusion.
Infrared cameras read and display radiation, or heat, emitted by surfaces and objects. Warm temperatures appear red in the thermogram, whereas cooler temperatures appear blue.
Using an infrared camera, the inspector can identify where heat is escaping simply by scanning the walls (or any area in question) and interpreting the thermogram.
Call the thermal imaging experts at InfraScan to book a heat loss inspection you can rely on—one that increases your comfort and reduces your energy costs.