Performing Thermal Audits
Performing thermal audits on buildings using a thermal imaging camera is a powerful
and non invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition
of buildings. Thermal imaging technology has become one of the
most valuable diagnostic tools for building audits. A thermal
imaging camera can identify problems early, allowing them to be
documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more
costly to repair.
A building diagnostics audit with a thermal imaging camera can
• Visualize energy losses
• Detect missing or defective insulation
• Source air leaks
• Find moisture in insulation, in roofs and walls, both in the
internal and the external structure
• Detect mold and badly insulated areas
• Locate thermal bridges
• Locate water infiltration in flat roofs
• Detect breaches in hot-water pipes
• Detect construction failures
• Monitor the drying of buildings
• Find faults in supply lines and district heating
• Detect electrical faults
Thermal imaging cameras are the perfect tool for locating and
identifying building failures because they make the invisible visible.
On a thermal image problems seem to jump right out at you. You often hear that a picture is worth a thousand words but here at Amillion & 1 Photography and Video Imaging a picture is worth a million!
Thermal imaging is an outstanding tool to locate building
defects such as missing insulation, and
To the right you will notice an example of a home with missing insulation in several locations (light orange spots) that is causing the heat from the interior to travel to the cold exterior of the home.
Above is an example of a home with missing insulation (light blue/purple spots) behind the drywall which is causing significant energy losses within the home. This room was hard to heat in the winter and tough to cool in the summer.
*(Left: Thermal Image, Right: Digital Image of the same area)