Today’s IR systems are easy to use. But interpretation requires good camera skills, an understanding of heat transfer, radiation physics, conditions for inspections, and building diagnostics.

See "Breakthroughs In Infrared Cameras" by John Snell
Home Energy, Jan/Feb, 2006

Energy auditors may use thermography—or infrared scanning—to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes.

See "Thermographic Inspections" from Energy Savers - U.S. Department of Energy

Views: 16

Replies to This Discussion

In case anyone is interested, I have posted quite a few images to the PHOTOS section illustrating what the right thermal imager, used by a properly-trained individual, can show you. What you can see and do with many of today's thermal imagers when it comes to building sciences, diagnostics, and energy is nothing short of astounding. When used properly in conjunction with a blower door, the possibilities increase further still. I encourage everyone to check it out, and also actively participate in this discussion area. If you have any questions or would like to chat about what you can and can't do, please feel free to give me a shout.
Professional Equipment has the Flir i7 down to $1,695 (but you have to call).
If you are on this forum and also have an interest in thermal imaging tools and building applications, please check out our INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS group in the group section:

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/group/infraredthermographyusers

RSS

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Tom White's 3 videos were featured
20 minutes ago
Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured
20 minutes ago
Sharon Block's 3 events were featured
20 minutes ago
Tom White posted videos
29 minutes ago
Linda Wigington replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Kaushal I just spent more than an hour on a detailed response and lost when I decided to check the…"
51 minutes ago
Sharon Block posted events
1 hour ago
Alice La Pierre replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hello Kaushal, I understand your predicament, as I also have a house in Berkeley that I wanted to…"
1 hour ago
Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Thanks Graham for that. It was also my belief that the cost difference between remodeling and doing…"
2 hours ago
Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Thanks Jim! I'll be sure to check that out."
2 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Kaushal, My wife and I are doing something similar to our house in Walnut Creek (1951, 1,200 sf)…"
3 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post
3 hours ago
Linda Wigington commented on David Eggleton's group 1000 Home Challenge
"Great discussion in the general forum. Consider chiming…"
3 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service