Don’t have a thermal camera of your own yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should get one right now
Have you heard of IR thermal cameras but still aren’t sure how they work or how they can benefit you? It’s simple. The thermal infrared image allows you to view heat and how it’s distributed. The thermal camera detects infrared energy and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed and produces incredible thermal images that you can see. It has many uses which can be applied to prevent expensive repairs and save you money in the long run.
1. Checking radiant heat location in wires and pipes
Most pipes and wires are hidden from view. If you ever find yourself in a situation trying to find a broken heat pipe or checking if an electrical wire is properly insulated, a thermal camera can do that in 3 seconds.
2. Save money on heating and cooling your home
Experts estimate that not having your home properly insulated can account for up to 50% of the total energy consumption in a family home. Heat is typically lost through bad window and door seals or badly insulated walls. If your home has this problem, (and many homes do) and are running an air conditioner or heat, then the cold/hot air will escape outside.
3. Electrical inspections
Electrical fires are extremely dangerous and can be prevented with regular checks of the walls for hot spots or failures of your fuse boxes and circuit boxes.
4. Detecting leaks
If your roof has a small leak it can go undetected until it’s too late and costly to fix.
5. Locating potential areas for mold to grow
Having mold in your home is a major pain to remove and a health hazard. It is much better to prevent any mold growth than having to deal with areas that already suffer from mold damage.
6. Checking your fridge, freezer and oven
With a thermal imaging device, you can be sure your cold and heating appliances are working as intended. A freezer that leaks cold air is costly in the long run.
7. Wide variety of cameras
There are many different varieties of IR thermal cameras available, from small devices that can be used with your phone to sturdy security cameras for constant outside use.
8. Diagnose your car
You can troubleshoot engine misfires and any A/C cooling issues.
9. Measure body temperature
Easily measure the body temperature of kids or adults to know if they have a fever.
10. Explore and have fun
The uses of IR thermal cameras are still being discovered and even begun to be fitted on drones.