Thermal imaging is a very effective, non intrusive building diagnostic procedure. Thermal imaging means identifying energy loss mostly caused by missing or defective insulation, air leaks, moisture penetration and thermal bridging.
Infrared thermal imaging cameras, also known as thermographic cameras, are being used to identify these building defects. They measure the surface temperature of buildings. One thermal image can contain up to 400,000 measurements points and each one is displayed using a specific color; red color means warmth and blue cold.
Why thermal imaging?
- reduce heat loss
- identify thermal bridges
- find hidden leaks, source of damp
- identify roof defects
- verify repair work
Roof - warmth and money is escaping along a badly isolated roof beam
Basement - basement walls are often badly insulated in order to reduce construction costs
Facade – insufficient insulation, glass doors, large windows
Windows – A new window pane can significantly improve insulation.
Thermal images together with field information are converted into a report that interprets the images and helps inform maintenance and investment decisions.