Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object.
Thermal, or infrared, energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. It's the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared information. The higher the object's temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.
Infrared thermography produces images of invisible infrared or "heat" radiation and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities. Nearly everything gets hot before it fails. The camera can see through walls to determine any leaks whether it be water or air as well as heat generated from unwanted sources.
Thermal Image Inspections can be used to help inspect for:
Ice Dam Conditions - Learn why and how to fix
Flat Roof (Leaks) - Learn where the leak is
Rain/Water Leaks - Find source of leak
Radiant Heat - Floor leaks - find location of leak
Find location of heat loss in house
Electrical contacts generating heat potentially leading to dangerous conditions
Thermal Imaging allows you to see what your eye is not able to see
Possible overloaded circuit, faulty circuit breaker or loose connection.
Potential problem in the attic causing excessive heat loss