DOMESTIC THERMAL IMAGING SURVEY
Four out of five homes have significant thermal inefficiencies which can be easily and cost effectively improved. By scanning buildings with infrared imaging camera equipment, heat loss can be captured in the form of a picture called a ‘Thermal Image’. From within these images information can be acquired and the thermal information can then be evaluated to identify where energy cost savings can be made.
THERMAL IMAGING SURVEYS
Thermal Imaging Surveys are regularly used within the building industry to validate the Building performance of homes and commercial buildings. With the ever increasing costs of utilities many more homeowners are now requesting thermal imaging surveys as part of an overall home inspection programme
WHAT IS A THERMAL IMAGING SURVEY
Thermal Imaging Surveys have been designed to assess the thermal efficiency of a property by identifying areas of conductive heat loss, air leakage, thermal bridging and moisture intrusion.
Conductive heat losses are almost often due to missing, damaged or water saturated insulation within the walls or roof which can affect how well your property is insulated and how well it retains the heat within the building.
UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND LEAKING PIPES
On most floors there is a 5-10cm topping that is very conductive of heat so the floor surface is nice and warm. This also means that it is perfect for seeing a thermal profile of the pipework. With the system energised we can see positioning of pipes, leaks and blockages. Where a heated floor is laid, if modifications are needed it is very useful to know where to drill and where not to drill in case you puncture a pipe. When marking the floor, make sure you tell the builder you have either marked where to drill or where not to drill. Getting it confused can cause lots of water damage and considerable embarrassment!