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Energy Loss

InfraRED Thermal scanning is an important inspection tool for identifying heat loss, energy leaks and underlying factors that are critical to the energy usage in a commercial building or home.

Because of rising energy costs, there is a renewed focus on energy conservation throughout the world. The impact of these higher costs on the economy, the effects of green house gas emissions on the environment and the impact of escalating utility bills on businesses and households has created a serious interest limited plan of attack on energy waste has the potential to save billions in energy costs.

 As an example of the energy losses that can occur in a building, the accompanying diagram of a home (below) shows that 40% of home energy losses occur through the ceilings, with 25% through walls, 15% through windows and unblocked chimneys, windows and doors).

While InfraRED thermal imaging helps assure that a building is sealed properly to reduce energy loss, the building inspector must also remember that air is needed for proper combustion, dilution, and ventilation. The fact is that fixing problems of energy loss through the building envelope can cause a host of new problems. Although finding and fixing thermal bypasses and air leaks may seem like the right thing to do, it can have deadly consequences if the combustion equipment in the building is not accounted for and tested prior to, during, and after repairs are made. So, if you build or seal a building tight you must ventilate right for safe combustion.

Chris Curles and Assonates, Inc. uses InfraRED thermal scanning in a host of building envelope applications including home and commercial building energy inspections, remediation (post flooding or other storm damage clean up), commercial roofing inspection and electrical/mechanical maintenance programs.

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