In case you don’t know what thermal imaging entails, it is the use of an infrared camera which is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy or heat. Then it and converts it into an electronic signal, which converts into a thermal image on a video monitor. Then what it does it performs temperature calculations. When infrared cameras sense heat, it can be measured and helps you not only identify heat related problems- but you can monitor thermal performance.
The reason we use thermal imaging is because it can provide us with a way to see heat loss in a home. Therefore, we will be able to focus on the areas where better insulation can end up providing energy savings. Other reasons it is great because it can help us detect water leaks or damage, finding spots of water as well as other types of damage, and we can see the radiant heating in floors.
It is important because not only does thermal imaging help us detect any moisture damage, and other causes of damage but we can examine the exact cause and then use other instruments to look into it further. The fact of the matter is that moisture damage is a common problem in most homes. Even small amounts of water can damage the home, and therefore it can take months to dry out. Whenever there is damage from moisture or from anything else, foundations crack and heat is lost as a result. It takes energy to provide the heat you need.
The fact of the matter is that energy is not only important but costly, and it can get expensive when you factor in the cost to heat, cool, maintain, light and support operations and people inside since all of that requires different forms of energy. We would not be able to detect this issue without thermal imaging.