Energy Auditors are using thermal imaging to detect areas in a home where there are gaps in the insulation. By showing auditors where there are temperature variations on outside walls, auditors can visually demonstrate for the occupants of the home why there are cold spots. This technology works equally well to find by-passes and chase ways on internal walls and broken seals or gaps around windows.
The Energy Auditor Course contains a full lesson on thermal imaging, addressing the following topics:
- Emissivity: what it is and how it is measured
- The science of thermal imaging
- Thermal imaging cameras and how to use one in an energy audit