What Can an Infrared Camera Detect?
In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
air-conditioner compressor leaks;
under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and
broken seals in double-paned windows.
In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:
hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and
water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:
circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
overloaded and undersized circuits;
overheated electrical equipment and components