Using an Infrared Camera to Conduct an Energy Audit on Your Home

By: Allen Lyle

Using a thermographic camera is a great way to find air leaks and insulation gaps when conducting an energy audit on your home. The camera works by detecting infrared heat radiation and converting it to a color display with blue for colder objects and red for warmer. Watch this video to find out more.


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  • John Cannamela Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Rates start @ 200 and finding a wet area will save far more then the cost-

  • Jimmy Hovey, MBA Says:
    December 2nd, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Looking at the upfront costs will never be an adequate measure of ROI or payback to the end user. Although we do not audit residential structures the concepts are the same in commercial situations. If our owners only looked at the cost of the project or the testing itself, the payback would never make sense. The savings taken over 10, 15 or 20 years would make the $500 look like pennies. We have faciliites saving over $1 per square foot per year just from upgrading lighting. Spending a little money upfront for expert advice is well worth the expense.

  • Chris Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Reasonable rate? Over $500 for a 5,000 sq foot home? I hardly feel that is reasonable. It would take over a year of energy savings JUST to payoff the audit, nevermind any of the upgrades you actually make that the audit recommends.

  • John Cannamela Says:
    January 23rd, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    This can be done in any home for a reasonable rate.
    I can answer any questions about this segment as the thermographer in this scene.Danny and Allen have great viewers and a great site as well.
    Thank You Danny Lipford and Allen Lyle for the spot it was a great experience to be on the show.

    John Cannamela

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Using an Infrared Camera to Conduct an Energy Audit on Your Home