Thermal Imaging During Your Survey
During my inspections I use a thermal imaging camera to highlight any insulation or draught issues, the images are then incorporated within your snagging report. It is important to note that this is not a Thermal Survey.
What is thermal imaging?
Thermal imaging or infrared thermography is based on radiated energy based on the infrared spectrum (IR) which is invisible. All object emit radiation within the IR spectrum, and this varies depending on the temperature of the objects surface.
What are the Benefits?
Infrared thermography is non-destructive, using an infrared camera, the camera can identify thermal differences (temperature) within the building or its fabric. These differences can be seen and analysed when using a thermal imaging camera and its software. The survey needs to be carried out in specific conditions. These are usually early in the morning or late in the evening during cold weather.
Thermal imaging inspection allows me to identify any construction faults such as insulation defects, cold bridging, windows, and doors are sealed and free from cold air ingress, heat loss within your home or heating system. Thermal image photos are incorporated within your report.
When do I carry out Thermal Imaging?
This depends on the weather conditions, it is best carried out when the weather is cold outside, as it is important to have a temperature difference of at least 10 -15 degrees. This aids the thermal camera to see any temperature differences within your new home.
However, there are exception to this if carrying out other thermal imaging, such as:
- Underfloor heating inspection
- Identifying leaks