What is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal Imaging is different than digital cameras in that it can detect
temperature rather than light and make pictures. Thermal imagers measure infrared energy and changes the information into corresponding pictures of temperature. Advanced Home Inspections, LLC by using
thermal technology, can perform thermography inspections
of your house, business, electrical wiring, missing
insulation and so much more. Here are just a few images on
how Thermal Imaging can benefit you.
To make it easy
to understand: Say you set your thermostat to 74
degrees, Every room then will try to acclimatize
to that temperature setting. If you introduce a variable like a water
leak, the temperature of the water won't be 74 degrees and
will show up as a different color depending on how hot or
cold the water is in the effected area. Then its up to a
thermographer to interoperate what is being displayed
on the screen of the thermal imager.
separate note, the price in the last few years have dropped
drastically on thermal imagers and more inspectors are
purchasing them for their inspection services. Make sure you
hire only a trained thermographer. Someone that is
certified. Ask to see their certification like the ones
posted below. Simply purchasing an infrared camera doesn't
make them trained. Lastly there are minimum resolution
standards set forth by the industry. Cheaper camera's don't
have that minimum standard resolution. Ask the inspector about their
camera. If they can't answer basic questions about their
camera, chances are they aren't certified. Call me if you
have any questions either on inspections or thermal imaging.
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