I bought a Flir One Pro a couple of months ago mainly for my own home testing and just to get familiar with IR cameras. I have used it on many inspections just as an extra tool in my tool bag for checking heating registers, GFCI receptacles, electrical panels and just to see what I can see. Not doing full blown IR thermography but I think this can be a good tool for just about anybody. The images are easy to see, include background details, and for the price, around $400, I think it’s worth it.
I’ve read some negative reviews about the software and battery life (around 45 minutes - who needs more than that?) but so far no problems with either. There is a big difference in image quality between the “pro model” and the others so definately go for the pro.
First is my dog - nose is cold, good boy!
Next image is a heated garage floor for a friend. We were trying to decide where the heating loops were and didn’t want to drill any holes where the loops were. It was easily apparent which areas of the floor were heated.
Other images are from under a kitchen sink and you can see that the heat for the register below the bottom of the cabinet is pouring into the cabinet. In the normal pic you can see that the base of the cabinet is severely deteriorated and the heat is going through the base.