These infrared images show air infiltration around poorly sealed doors.
In floor heat is a very popular heating system. It typically consists of a boiler or water heater, pump, manifold system with thermostatic controls and flexible pipe embedded into the concrete slab. A typical inspection is limited to the components that are visible. An Infrared Thermal Imaging Scan may be able to show if the embedded pipes are installed correctly and are functioning as intended.
This is a properly installed in floor heating system. Notice the coils are evenly spaced and have similar temperatures.
This is an improperly installed heating system. Notice the coils are not evenly spaced and the heat is not consistent.
An ITI scan can also show temperature differences in embedded electrical heating systems. Overheating electrical components are potential fire hazards.
In this push-in fuse box, the infrared image shows an overheating connection.
This is an overheating battery connection for a solar system.
As you can see, an Infrared Thermal Imaging Scan is an effective tool at your disposal to find issues that may not be visible to the unaided eye. If you are purchasing a home this scan will provide valuable information to help in your evaluation of the property. With the knowledge gained by an ITI Scan, you can make your home more energy efficient potentially saving you a substantial amount of money during the time you live in your home.
An Infrared Thermal Imaging Scan can also find issues in your home that can be detrimental to your health by revealing the extent of moisture contamination that can facilitate mold growth and/or pest infestation.
All houses we inspect will get a sweep of the interior with the Infrared Camera during the Home Inspection.