Infrared Scanning helps reduce heating costs



We all want to reduce our home energy costs. But sometimes, we don't know that one of the best ways to do it is to check our house for missing and damaged insulation in walls and ceilings.

Today I watched on TV about interesting way to save the energy costs in your house.
Northwest Infrared LLC company located in Olympia, WA, uses infrared scanning to take a thermal picture of your walls and ceilings to show exactly where insulation is damaged and where air is coming through the walls. They say that it is good to have a scan done even before purchasing a house because even new houses can have defects in their thermal envelopes. So, before buying a house you may wish to include a clause in the contract requiring a thermographic scan of the house.

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 walls, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. These 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.

If you wish to do the thermal imaging of your house you can call this company and they will send out one of their Thermographers or inspectors directly to your home. They will do the thermal scanning, prepare the thermography report and give recommendations for needed repairs. Using the completed report of your houses' thermal picture you can hire contractors or do the needed repairs yourself to save even more money on heating or cooling costs.
(If you live in a different state, you can find similar infrared company in your area).

Fees include the thermography report, all thermograms, the inspection and recommendations for repair start at $299.00. But I think that these money will be worth spent because in a few years you will be able to save even more each year on your heating and cooling bills.

To read more about this money saving procedure and to watch film how the infrared scanning is performed you can go to: http://www.northwestinfrared.com/

- Peter Y.

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