We all rely on our sense of smell, sight, and touch to inform us of the nature of our environment. So what happens when you cannot smell mildew, see visible cracks, or feel increased humidity in your space, but you have the feeling that something is … off?

Simple: You call your local air quality specialist to perform a thermal imaging inspection, which can shed further light upon the small details you might not otherwise notice.

How Does Thermal Imaging Work?

Thermography uses specially designed infrared video or still cameras to make images (called thermograms) that show surface heat variations,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All objects that exist at any temperature above absolute zero emit infrared radiation, which is invisible to the naked eye. The warmer an object is, the more infrared radiation will be present. Thus, thermal imaging can be used during an inspection to spot temperature variations within a home or business that may not otherwise be felt or noticed.

What Is Thermal Imaging Used For?

As an object’s infrared emission is dependent upon its temperature, thermal imaging is useful for diagnosing HVAC complications and indoor air quality issues because it allows professionals to better visualize areas of air leaks, microbial growth, poor insulation, and more.

That is, areas that display unusual warmth may be prone to mold and mildew growth, whereas uncharacteristic cold spots in an otherwise warm room may indicate a crack around a window or doorframe.

By using this method in conjunction with other indoor air quality techniques and technology — such as meter readings, airborne particle scans, and more — air quality specialists are able to complete a comprehensive assessment of a given property.

How Can I Schedule An Inspection With Thermal Imaging?

Whether you’re searching for a certified property assessment, indoor air quality assessment, or mold assessment, you’ll be provided with all of the answers you need when you contact Discreet Air Quality to schedule an appointment!

We’re not only a team of licensed and insured inspectors, but we’re a locally owned and trusted company whose mission is to empower you with knowledge. If you’re ready to learn more or book an assessment, call us today at (754) 702-7019!