Nobody needs to be told that heating a home is getting more and more expensive. However, what many people don’t know is how much energy their house is losing through poor insulation, damp or draughts. Of course, you might suspect that heat loss is occurring, but how can you quickly identify where and why this is taking place?
Try taking advantage of H.I.C.H LTD’s advanced infrared thermal imagining surveys, an effective and non-intrusive way to highlight specific areas of heat loss.
Everything emits a degree of thermal energy, but the precise figure depends on how warm the object is. We use our thermal imaging cameras to create a visual readout of this thermal heat, which we’ll use to pinpoint any specific areas that need improvement.
For example, among the biggest heat loss offenders are the draughts caused by gaps in doors and windows. Getting these gaps draught-proofed is very important, and a heat loss survey can identify air-leakage and defective seals to show just what places need the most work. You might also be experiencing draughts from unknown structural damage, which we can pick up on our cameras.
You’ll also want to make sure that your home is fully insulated. Houses use insulating material in their walls, ceilings and loft spaces to ensure that heat is kept inside. Missing, slipped or discontinuous insulation can be hard to identify and, like draughts, could end up costing homeowners a fortune in unnecessary energy loss. It used to be that the only way to check insulation was by making holes in your walls. Luckily, the use of infrared thermal imaging surveys has made this costly inconvenience a thing of the past.
Our infrared surveys can also detect damp. Excess moisture absorbs warmth as it is dried out, making heating a home suffering from damp both difficult and expensive. It’s also unhealthy and can cause mould, staining and structural damage. Our thermal imaging cameras can easily diagnose cold air patches caused by damp. This doesn’t just save you from heat loss, it also prevents the problem getting worse.
H.I.C.H LTD is a reliable provider of heat loss surveys, so contact us today if you think your energy bill could be a little lower or you are struggling to identify problems areas in your home.