Recent Photos of Issues found in Homes using Flir Thermal Imaging
Water Penetration/High Moisture on Ceiling and Exterior wall from Plumbing Leak inside wall and ceiling area.
HVAC vent duct had been sheetrock over in dining room leaving no air conditioning or heating supply vent in area. Cool air detected between during inspection with Thermal imaging but no vent installed.
Missing Insulation in New Home behind sheetrock wall.
Attic Access Ladder Heat Gain into Living area from not being insulated.
Features & Applications:
Accurate, reliable, thoroughly documented results. The FLIR i7 infrared camera highlights, analyzes and detects moisture, missing or defective insulation, structural shortcomings, HVAC problem areas, sources of heating/cooling loss, plumbing blockages, roof leaks, electrical issues and more!
The FLIR i7 thermal imaging camera weighs just 12 oz., making it the smallest and most lightweight thermal imaging camera available anywhere! High sensitivity and superior resolution allow this infrared camera to obtain extremely accurate thermal images simply by pointing the FLIR i7 toward an object. Along with all the necessary software, the infrared camera also features 0.1°C sensitivity to pick up even the smallest temperatures changes. Crystal clear thermal images are displayed on a 2.8 inch high resolution LCD that provides ample viewing. An intuitive one-hand navigation pad allows you to access the easy-to-use menu system while operating the camera.
Manufactured by FLIR - the global leader in thermal imaging.
This camera meets the new proposed RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network's) standard for energy auditing. RESNET's standards are officially recognized by the U.S. mortgage industry for capitalizing a building's energy performance in the mortgage loan, certification of "White Tags" for private financial investors, and by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program. Their mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings.
What is RESNET?An industry not-for-profit membership corporation A national standards making body for building energy efficiency rating systems
Who recognizes RESNET Standards?Mortgage industry for capitalizing energy efficiency in mortgages Financial industry for certification of "white tags" Federal government for verification of building energy performance for: Federal tax credit qualification EPA ENERGY STAR labeled homes U.S. Department of Energy Building America program States for minimum code compliance in 16 states
Invaluable for moisture problems and mold problems!
Moisture in building materials can destroy the structural integrity and nurture mold and insect infestation. Infrared cameras can instantly image entire rooms, inspect hard-to-reach places, reveal wet conditions behind surfaces at the source, and then monitor when the area is completely dry.
Perfect for finding hot spots!
For mechanical equipment, nearly everything gets hot before it fails - making infrared cameras extremely cost-effective and valuable diagnostic tools in many diverse applications.
Features:High accuracy - 2% and thermal sensitivity of 0.1°C helps you find problems faster and easier - critical for condition monitoring of thermally sensitive targets Extremely lightweight - Resulting in less user fatigue (12 ounces) Easy-to-use - Pocket sized and fully automatic design makes it incredibly easy-to-use even for first time users - perfect for general purpose use Focus free lens - For convenient viewing High Resolution LCD - 2.8" (71mm) color LCD Double Molded Design - Rugged design with easy grip handle construction meets IP43 dust/ splashproof standards Measurement Modes - Spot (center), Area (Min/Max), and Isotherm (above/below) display measurement modes Long Battery Life - >4 hour continuous operation on a single charge for uninterrupted inspections Large Memory Storage - MicroSD card stores up to 5000 Radiometric JPEG format images. Each image can be analyzed using the included QuickReport™ PC Software 2 year manufacturer's warranty
What can infrared cameras do for you?
Infrared cameras meet the demands of building diagnostics. They feature immediate high-resolution thermal imagery, which reveals potential structural and moisture issues, energy efficiency and even rodents or pests. Use an infrared camera to find: Moisture Missing or defective insulation Structural shortcomings HVAC problem areas Sourced of heating/cooling losses Plumbing blockages Roof leaks Electrical issues Rodents and other pests And much more!
Who uses Thermal Imaging Cameras?Building Inspectors Electricians General Contractors Home Efficiency Consultants Plant Maintenance Professionals HVAC/R Contractors Mold Remediation Professionals Plumbers
Thermal imaging is a valuable tool in preventive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems, able to help detect problems, prevent unscheduled downtime, guide needed corrective action and increase plant safety.
Applications:Detect hidden problems, make quick damage assessments Check for overheating of electrical panels and transformers Avoid electrical failures Identify faults in heating and cooling systems Find problems with motors, fans and bearings Generate reports, analyze and document your findings with the easy-to-use software
Spec Summary: Temperature range: 32°F to 482°F (0°C to 250°C) Image Storage: 5000 Images (microSD card memory) Emissivity: Emissivity Table; 0.1 to 1.0 adjustable Field of view/min focus distance: 17° X 17°/0.6m (2 ft.) Focus: Focus Free Thermal sensitivity (N.E.T.D): <0.1°C at 25°C Detector Type: Focal plane array (FPA) uncooled microbolometer; 120 X 120 pixels Spectral Range: 7.5 to 13μm Display: 2.8" color LCD Image Controls: Palettes (Iron, Rainbow, and Black/White) Set-Up Controls: Date/time, °C/°F, 21 languages Measurement Modes: Spot (with correction for emissivity and reflected temperature), Area (Max/Min), Isotherm (above/below selected temperature interval) Battery Type: Li-ion Battery Operating Time: >4 hours, Display shows battery status Charging System: In camera, AC adapter; 3 hours to 90% capacity AC Operation: AC adaptor 90-260VAC, 50/60Hz Adaptor Voltage: 5 VDC output to camera Operating Temperature Range: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) Storage Temperature Range: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C) Humidity: Operating and storage 20% to 80%, non-condensing, IEC 359 Shock: 25G, IEC 68-2-29 Vibration: 2G, IEC 68-2-6 Dimensions: 8.8x3.1x3.3" (223x79x83mm)/<12oz. (340g), including battery