Knowing what's going on inside your walls without opening them up isn't impossible. With thermal imaging (also known as infrared imaging) the team at Greenmark Home Performance can see what's happening in the walls and ceilings of your home.
What is Thermal Imaging & How Does it Work?
A normal camera produces an image based on visible light, while a special infrared camera generates images based on the heat that's given off by objects. This allows thermal imaging to actually see things that the human eye can't detect.
Since thermal imaging picks up on the temperature of objects, it's very easy to spot differences — so any spot that's colder or hotter than the surrounding area will stick out. When an energy auditor is conducting thermal imaging in your St. Louis or Metro East home, any areas that are colder or warmer than the rest of the image let them know that there's a problem.
Thermal Imaging for Locating Air Leaks, Insufficient Insulation & Moisture Intrusion
Infrared thermal imaging conducted by a trained professional like the experts at Greenmark will help uncover the causes of comfort problems and energy inefficiencies.
Spotting Air Leakage
Unless you actively feel a draft, it's hard to know where small gaps and cracks in your home's building envelope might be allowing air to flow in and out. Thermal imaging spots these air leaks so a home efficiency contractor can air seal appropriately, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Uncovering Inadequate Insulation
Areas that don't have enough insulation allow heat to escape during the winter and to come in during the summer. Locating these spots will allow proper insulation to be installed so you can enjoy steady temperatures and lower heating and cooling bills.
Pinpointing Moisture Intrusion
If water is leaking into your home, it can result in mildew, mold, and rot. With thermal imaging, a professional can uncover if any moisture is making its way into your home and address the issue so you can rest easy knowing that water isn't threatening the integrity of your home.
Pinpoint Efficiency Problems & Resolve Them with Greenmark
Using thermal imaging during a home energy audit, the trained specialists at Greenmark Home Performance will be able to uncover air leaks, poor insulation, and moisture problems that are making your home uncomfortable and inefficient. Once we know exactly what's going on, we'll be able to recommend and install solutions to boost the comfort, energy efficiency, and health of your home in the St. Louis or Metro East area.
Uncover ways to improve your home's comfort and efficiency with thermal imaging. Contact us to schedule your energy audit today!