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Foward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Scanning
An infrared camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor. Heat sensed by an infrared camera can be very precisely quantified, or measured, allowing you to not only monitor thermal performance, but also identify and evaluate the relative severity of heat-related problems.

A picture says a thousand words; a infrared thermograph is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance. FLIR's infrared cameras show you thermal problems, quantify them with precise non-contact temperature measurement, and document them automatically in seconds.

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. The higher the object's temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.

Infrared Thermography cameras produce images of invisible infrared or "heat" radiation and provide precise non-contact temperature measurement capabilities. Just think what this technology can do for your home inspection. Give us a call today to set up your inspection.

A/C Unit Problem
A\C unit overheated and shut down after running for approximately 30 min. After visual inspection from ground level maintenance was unable to pin-point trouble. A decision was made to use Infrared Thermography to determine the reason for overheating. After taking a thermal image of the A\C unit, it was determined that there was excessive heat build-up at the connection of the HI pressure line to the condenser. This in turn created excessive pressure in the compressor causing the over-temp switch to kick off. Visual inspection verified there was a crushed HI pressure tube at the condenser.

A Leaking Bedroom Ceiling

The thermogram (left) clearly shows a leaking bedroom ceiling (visible, right). The leak was assumed by the owner to originate in an upstairs marble-paneled bathroom in the $3 million home. The estimated cost to rip out and replace the marble to access the plumbing was estimated at $80,000! Further IR investigation absolved the bathroom and traced the source of the leak to a clogged weep hole under the threshold of a door leading to an upstairs porch.

Breaker Connection

Internal breaker connection problem.

Ceiling Leaks
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