infiltration will also affect the heating and cooling of the house. It can be caused by improper or missing insulation but
is typically caused by penetrations through the building envelope and poor weather sealant at doors, windows and the juncture
where the walls meet the floor.
These infrared images show air infiltration around poorly
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. This caused noticeable cold spots on the floor.
An ITI scan can also show temperature differences in embedded
electrical heating systems.
electrical components are potential fire hazards.
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.
you are purchasing a home this scan, especially when coupled with a home inspection, can provide invaluable 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 but a complete Infrared
Thermal Imaging Scan is reasonably priced considering the valuable information it provides. The fee for an ITI Scan is only $75.00