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.