Our thermal imaging home inspection is the difference between settling for how competent your home is now for retaining heat or how good it could be once we have completed a survey. Make improvements based upon the assessment of weak points throughout the property highlighted by our thermal imaging home inspection. This service is applicable for all domestic properties and will be able to show you the specific and most-likely areas for heat loss based on the type of property. Flats, terraced houses and detached houses will all have different areas where heat loss occurs more prevalently than others.
There are four main ways that heat loss occurs and these are convection heat loss, conduction heat loss, radiation heat loss and evaporation heat loss. Convection heat loss is where heat transfers from the building into the ground. Conduction heat loss is where seasonal changes to temperature and weather affect the level at which heat loss occurs. Radiation heat loss is the heat that is lost into the open air. Evaporation heat loss will occur when there is surface water on the property and the heat transfer into the water which evaporates and causes the heat to dissipate.
One thing that will be evident from the results of our thermal imaging home inspection is how each type of property is unique in the ways that they suffer heat loss and the different forms of heat loss that are most prevalent in each kind of property.
A flat will not suffer much or any convection heat loss, unless it is a ground floor flat, as it is not directly connected to the ground. However, it will suffer from radiation heat loss incurred through the outside wall of the flat.
A terraced house is most likely to suffer a combination of convection and radiation heat loss as there are buildings on either side it is quite protected in this sense. This is why if there is heat loss in a terraced house it will typically be from it entering into the ground and being lost that way, or else through the roof.
A detached house is the domestic property type that is most likely to suffer from heat loss and is also the most likely to suffer from a combination of different forms of heat loss. Unlike a terraced property that has other houses on either side of it, or a flat that is potentially surrounded on all sides by other heat sources, a detached house has no protection from other properties and is most exposed to the elements. This is why a thermal imaging home inspection can improve your home and save you money in the long run too. You can see exactly how well your home is performing for keeping the heat in that you pay hard-earned money on household energy bills for.
Protect your home and your bank balance with our thermal imaging home inspection service that will show you the weak points so you can have them sealed up and keeping the heat in once again.
A thermal imaging, or FLIR, camera works by detecting the infrared radiation of a given object, person or animal based on the surface temperature. Due to this, and the fact that this practice is both non-contact and non-invasive it means that there are many applications and uses for this excellent technology.
Thermal imaging cameras have a wide range of applications and uses across an array of different industries and professions. The fact that a thermal imaging camera is able to produce results without any contact or invasion means that you can get easy and accurate answers.
As well as this, it also allows for whatever it is that is being assessed to be in operation during the survey which can be far more insightful than other methods. The industries that we most frequently conduct surveys for are; aerospace, automotive, buildings, chemical, electrical, mechanical, medical, pest control and veterinary.
Within these industries are multiple different applications for the effective use of thermal imaging cameras and their fantastic infrared detection technology.
Yes, a thermal imaging camera can indeed be used during the daytime and daylight hours. The reason for this is because a FLIR camera contains a special lens. What this lens does is that it focuses the heat given off of whatever it is that is being assessed onto a detector that is sensitive to heat. Therefore, a thermal imaging camera is not affected by light and produces equally brilliant results during the day as it would at night too.
Once you are aware that you require a thermal imaging survey then it is time to either pick up the phone to give us a call or fill out the contact for that can be found on every page of this website. We will then arrange a time that is convenient for you to be able to come and provide a free quote for the cost of the service you require. If you have already received a quote from another company, inform us of this for us to beat their price. Then it is time to get down to business, our thermal imaging survey specialists will conduct a thorough survey of whatever you require. Once we are satisfied that we have a comprehensive assessment of the given subject of the survey then we will process the data of this. We provide a report of the survey which outlines the findings of it and explains it in a way that can e understood and that will include the images from the survey too.
A thermal imaging survey will vary in cost, depending on multiple factors. Our service is entirely mobile as we can transport our thermal imaging cameras to wherever they are needed. If you are very far away from on of our offices then this may factor into the cost of your survey. Typically, a thermal imaging survey will be based around a day rate. This is subject to change by factors such as; the selected service, the necessary equipment to complete the survey, the time taken to complete the survey or other factors that are also subject to change.