Due to the nature of home construction, appearances can be deceiving when it comes to energy efficiency, plumbing and electrical concerns that are not detected by the naked eye. In some cases, the issues are a result of a poorly done renovation or “fix”, while in other cases, the issues were unknowingly created during initial construction of the building.
In either case, a homeowner should be aware of any pre-existing conditions whether they are looking to buy or sell a home, or simply looking to improve their long-term energy savings.
Thermal imaging is a non-destructive and non-invasive inspection method using infrared technology that measures energy (in this case heat) transfer. It can save you money in the long-term by detecting energy deficiencies and hidden plumbing and electrical issues.
Getting a thorough energy audit by thermal imaging techniques is an important part of your home inspection process. Your certified home inspector will use a thermal imager/infrared camera to capture those problem areas that are invisible to the human eye.
Thermal imaging can help the Calgary homeowner determine the energy efficiency and hidden damage around windows, doors, ceilings and floors, insulation problems, plumbing leaks and hot electrical connections.
Wall to Wall Home Inspections uses thermal imaging information as part of its comprehensive inspection process that provides vital information about a home’s hidden issues, information that is invaluable for current and prospective homeowners alike.