Many professional and commercial services use thermal imaging cameras. The police and fire service, for example, find them very useful in detecting people and survivors at accident sites, while they are used by the military for detection purposes.
You may not be aware of the uses for thermal imaging cameras around the home, but when we tell you about them, you will certainly see that they can be very useful indeed.
Thermal images work in a different way to other types of camera, in that instead of needing a light source to operate, they look for an infra-red heat signal. This is present in everything that has a natural temperature above zero.
The image presented is one that highlights the heat in different colours – each one signifying a different heat level – so using the information provided, it is easy to work out what you are looking at.
Here are a few uses for a thermal imager in home inspection, and there are many more that you may discover along the way.
A poorly-insulated house is one that is leaking heat and energy. It’s also one that costs you more money to heat than it should. Insulation needs to be checked on a regular basis, and a thermal imager will help you find the places where the heat is escaping. You will see this as spots where the heat signal is unusually high, and you can then attend to the insulation in these areas and save money in the long run – Powerpoint Engineering will help you determine these areas.
If you think you have electrical systems in the house that are not operating properly and may be overheating, you can find out where they are doing so by using a thermal imager to detect the spots. This is an essential job as an overheating electrical circuit can be potentially dangerous. Detection will allow you to pinpoint the problem, and get the professionals in to fix it.
It may not be immediately apparent, but a thermal imaging camera can be used to spot moisture damage, which is a big cause of problems in and around the home. This is because areas of damp and moisture carry a different infra-red signal to those unaffected. Once you find these areas, you can begin to attend to the problem.
If you add a thermal imaging camera to your security system it can make a lot of difference. While night vision and lit cameras can see people who are in clear view of the camera itself, a thermal camera can find someone who is trying to hide – perhaps behind a bush or a fence – with ease, and will alert you to intruders using such a method. It’s worth checking out the various cameras available as they can be integrated into existing security systems, or can be the basis of a new one – turn to Thermal Imagers for advice.
If your heating system is costing you a lot of money, it could be that you are unnecessarily heating rooms that do not need it. One way to find this out is to use a thermal imaging camera to measure each room, and drop the temperature accordingly in those where higher heat levels are not necessary. This will save you money and energy.
These are just a few ways in which a thermal imaging camera can help with home inspection and other areas, and there are many more ways you can use one of these quite brilliant devices around the home. Check them out now, and you will see that for a little expenditure, you can save money in the long run.