Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building’s skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. The resulting images help the auditor determine whether insulation is needed. They also serve as a quality control tool, to ensure that insulation has been installed correctly.
Thermography uses specially designed infrared video or still cameras to make images (called thermograms) that show surface heat variations. This technology has a number of applications. Thermograms of electrical systems can detect abnormally hot electrical connections or components. Thermograms of mechanical systems can detect the heat created by excessive friction. Turn Cycle Solutions uses thermal imaging scans to help detect heat losses and air leakage in building envelopes.
Infrared scanning allows us to check the effectiveness of insulation in a building’s construction. The resulting thermograms help to determine whether a building needs insulation and where in the building it should go. Because wet insulation conducts heat faster than dry insulation, thermographic scans of roofs can often detect roof leaks as well.
Turn Cycle Solutions is proud to provide energy efficiency and general contracting services for both commercial and residential clients throughout the state of New Hampshire.