What is a Thermal Imaging Survey and how can it save me money?
Thermal imaging surveys incorporate the use of an infrared camera to highlight areas of energy loss from a building. Regardless of the type of building, infrared thermography can provide remarkable information about construction details and building performance when used by qualified technicians.
Who can benefit from a Thermal Imaging Survey?
Pretty much every building can benefit from using themography as a survey tool. Whether you are an Architect, Builder, insulation company or home owner receiving an energy audit. Evolved Energy Solutions specialise in using thermography for building fabric and energy surveys
What will a Thermal Imaging Survey highlight?
A Thermal Imaging Survey may highlight the presence of :
- Missing, damaged or non-performing Insulation.
- Air Leakage, air Infiltration and air Exfiltration is unwanted air movement through a building. The problem can be as common as a failed weather seal or as complex as an air pathway through plumbing or electrical service installations. The leakage path is often complex and, without infrared, extremely difficult to identify and locate.
- Moisture instrusion. As building designs and techniques produce tighter thermal envelopes moisture (from leaks or condensation) have created more and more problems. When water enters through a small crack it is then trapped between building materials. Thermography can find traces of water invisible to the human eye.
- Condensation. This may be a cause of moisture instrustion. It is important to identify sources of air leakage that can transport moist air into the wall sections and cause condensation.
- Mold Growth and Health Issues. Mold, organic fumes or bacteria plays a significant role in a variety of health issues. Damp surfaces with inadequate air change rates provide the breeding grounds for mold spore to develop and grow.
- The darker areas are the cold bridges and air movement passages. A well insulated wall or ceiling should display a uniform colour with little or no change in temperature