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Should I Get A Thermal Inspection On My Home?

thermal inspectionWhen it comes to understanding how well your home is insulated there exists no better tool than a comprehensive thermal image. Like an x-ray of your body, a thermal image provides an immediate understanding of your home’s internal insulation value.

Whether you live in the dry 100° temperatures of Arizona or the frozen tundra of Michigan, insulation is a key component of every home’s internal anatomy. As our temperatures rise and fall with each new season one thing remains the same, we want to feel comfortable in our home and don’t want to spend a small fortune doing it!

I can remember my father saying that we want our home to be like a thermos. When you put something cold in thermos it stays cold and when you put something hot in a thermos it stays hot. Unfortunately for most homeowners this just isn’t the case. Whether you have leaky windows or inadequate attic insulation, thermal energy loss is killing your pocketbook!

One the easiest ways to understand the energy loss within your home is to have a professional thermal inspection. Thermal inspections incorporate the use of an infrared laser to help find possible drafts and leaks throughout your home. A specially designed, high-quality thermal imaging camera is used to visually see where energy is escaping from your home. By accurately identifying leaks throughout your home you can better create a plan to address and eliminate these major issues.

Here is 5 reasons to consider having a thermal inspection on your home…

1. Identify insulation gaps

  • Before you venture into your dark and possibly bat filled attic consider having a thermal assessment done. A thermal image can quickly identify insulation inadequacies throughout your entire attic.

2. Identify roof leaks

  • A thermal inspection not only identifies insulation issues but can also reveal potential roof leaks. Have a thermal picture taken of your home 1 to 2 days after it rains to best reveal these issues.

3. Reveal excess moister build up

  • Excess moister in your walls and attic can lead to mold. Mold growth is the #1 cause of sinus infections in America. A properly performed thermal inspection can reveal excess moister before it becomes a bigger problem.

4. Identify idea location for additional heat/cold runs

  • Does your home not heat and cool the way you want it too? You may possibly need to add additional heat and cold runs. Before adding these new ducts, consider having a thermal image done to identify the best location.

5. Have a cool picture to show your friends

  • Nothing says cool quite like an 8 x 10 thermal image of your home! Okay, your right it is not that cool but it will give you and your friends something to talk about at lunch. Who know, maybe they even have some advice based on something they had done in the past!

No matter how you look at it, a thermal inspection is worth doing. They don’t cost a lot and can yield an enormous amount of information. Whether you are looking to save money on energy or make your home a more comfortable place to live, a thermal inspection is money well spent!

This article has been written by the publishing staff at Pure Energy Window Company. We are Family Owned and Operated insulation company servicing all of Southeastern Michigan and Lansing. If you are considering insulating your attic or just curious what your options are, give Pure Energy a call today. Call (844) 449-9990 or click on the link below to get started!

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