Any good homeowner is always striving to improve their home in any way that they can and often, this means updating it to be friendly to your HVAC systems. Being able to retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer is crucial and if your insulation isn’t acting its part to help you regulate the temperatures in your home, you’re likely looking for ways to remedy this.
But, determining the effectiveness of your home’s insulation isn’t always as easy as it might seem. Sure, you might know that there’s inefficiency lurking in your insulation, but figuring out where and how bad the issue is takes a truly professional approach. This is where thermal imaging comes into play.
A visual picture of efficiency (or not)
When it comes to home insulation, thermal imaging is an unparalleled way to see exactly where heat loss or intrusion may be taking place. While hot and cold temperatures can’t be seen to the naked eye, they can be seen by a thermal imager, which literally paints a picture of your home’s heat map.
Through a thermal imaging picture, you’ll be able to see where the warmest areas of your home are, where warmth may be escaping or where cool air has begun to take precedence, allowing you to determine where, if anywhere, your home needs to have its insulation updated.
Remedying the situation
Once thermal imaging technology has been applied to gauge the effectiveness of your home insulation from Chase Insulation, it’s all about making the right upgrades to eliminate areas where inefficiency has been proven to exist.
Many times, it’s as easy as replacing and updating the insulation in a certain part of the home—the attic, for example, where heat tends to escape most frequently when rising. Other times, thermal imaging may indicate that the overall R-value of your home is lacking, which might require extensive insulation updates throughout.
Whatever the results may be from a thermal imaging inspection, they’re certain to yield results that you can glean data from, allowing you to follow the path of other dedicated homeowners in updating your home insulation throughout Southwestern, ON.
Professional thermal imaging
In some cases, you might be able to perform thermal imaging on your home with a specially bought piece of equipment, but even if you are able to get your hands on one, it’s far and above better to trust a professional with your situation. This is because, aside from the expensive one-time cost you’ll pay for your own imaging device, you might not really understand the heat loss that’s occurring in your home.
Just because a thermal imaging map of your home shows heat loss in one place doesn’t always mean that this is the area that’s truly affected by poor insulation. A professional will help you to decipher a thermal imaging picture and make notes about areas that are in dire need of an upgrade, versus those that might not truly require improvement after the main problem is fixed.
All in all, if you’re experiencing heat loss and insulation issues in your home, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your property is to undertake a thermal imaging of its heat map, performed by an insulation specialist.