Significant energy is consumed and lost in many systems. Look for duct leakage and improper installation or loss of air flow.
A Seek thermal camera lets you see circuits that have blown fuses or bad connections. If left unchecked, electrical problems can potentially cause high temperatures. Start by checking for loose or corroded connections or overheated components. The naked eye often misses what a thermal imager can see and verify.
Typically thermal bridges are an area of the building envelope that can have lower thermal resistance. Heat likes to follow the easiest path from the source to the outside – the path of least resistance. If you are suddenly experiencing significant increases in heat loss and cold areas within a building, like decreased wall surface temperatures, we recommend you scan roof beams and walls, corners, and even between floors.
Moisture can be difficult to spot and is easily a strong contributor to health issues. Problems such as common deterioration from air leakage can cause condensation to form inside walls, ceilings or floors. If wet, this moisture will take a long time to dry and become early mold and mildew if not found or treated. Use our thermal camera to quickly find the source and see where it is forming.
Air leaks are a primary cause of energy loss and often cause further problems with the ventilation system. Locate building defects or framework construction problems including missing insulation or condensation that the eye cannot see. To detect air leaks, always conduct the inspection from the point of negative pressure.
A quick test of the tubes and pipes is easy to conduct with a thermal imager. The heat of the pipes radiates through the surface making the pattern simple to detect once fired up. Scanning and inspecting the total floor surface to look for hot spots along the lines can easily provide a visual image of any pinches, leaks, or punctures in order to quickly begin work with confidence.
Your condenser’s coils can often get blocked, leak Freon, or even be ultra low – causing inefficiency. With a portable, handheld thermal imager from Seek thermal, you can quickly check coil temperatures and quickly make sure these systems are operating as intended.
The majority of buildings have flat roofs and over time, they can retain water in pocket areas. Seek thermal imagers used in the late evening hours or after the roof has cooled down from the day’s sun and heat will easily pick up wet areas.