How does thermal imaging work?

Thermal infrared cameras are designed to “see” by detecting temperature differences. This allows the camera to see things that the human eye cannot see.

For example, if water intrusion is occurring in a home, it can often go undetected by the naked eye. The thermal infrared camera can often detect this because it will display the water intrusion as a different temperature.

Thermal imaging is also useful for determining energy loss in your home. Before we leave a home inspection, we do a whole house thermal infrared scan. Why doesn’t every home inspector use thermal imaging on their home inspections? Mostly because thermal infrared cameras are expensive ranging in cost from $2,500 for a basic quality camera to $40,000 for more advanced units.

Call HOMERITE at 631-404-2281 to learn more about thermal imaging in Long Island, the North Fork and the Hamptons. 


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