I had a strange call this morning. Fellow thought that since I’m an HI, I may do IR as well. I explained to him I will in the very near future, but not presently.
He says his log home is being infiltrated by bugs, mostly those lady bug looking chinese beetles. He told me heard that “out West”, they use IR to discover where the cracks, or air leakage was in the log homes, and used it to know where to seal out bugs. I explained that yes, sealing your home from air infiltration would also seal out bugs, but I doubt you would need an IR scan for that.
I would think the IR scan would detect heat loss, which is may or may not be air infiltration at all. It could be poor insulation, moisture, etc.
Has anyone ever used, or heard of using, an IR camera for air infiltration?
I would imagine a blower door test would be better at that than an IR scan.
Yes, IR is excellent at finding and documenting air infiltration. Depressurize the house with a whole house fan, range hood or blower door when there is a good Delta T and the wisps of air start showing up everywhere in the scan.
I’m not at my computer to post some examples but look here:
Wasn’t there an home inspection franchise trying to patent insect detection through the use of thermography as their specific inspection patent or am I mistaken?
Was it not Pillar to Post in a suite ongoing sense the early 2000’s?
Sorry for the previous post members. I have had way to much on my plate.
Great work. It had being on going for some time.
Losing all my data really left me reeling and looking narratives, data and allmy bloody 2013 reports.
I am still looking though older SSd’s & HDD’s.
I am so dam upset.