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How a Thermal Imaging Camera Can Help Your New Hampshire Home

Thermal imaging, along with blower door testing, is an important quality control measure when building or renovating a home. Heat loss can account for up to 50% of total energy consumption in a building.

When it's cold out and the New England winter winds are howling, your house is losing heat because of air leakage and low or missing insulation. You shiver uncomfortably and your heating system works overtime, but you can't see what's going on in the walls and ceiling, so how can you fix it?

That's where thermal imaging comes in.

How Does Thermal Imaging Work?

All objects and living things (like people) emit infrared (IR) radiation. The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature. Thermal imaging, or thermography, produces images where warm things (like people or escaping heat) stand out against cooler backgrounds.

Our energy auditors are trained in using thermal imaging cameras to recognize thermal "signatures" that identify hidden air leakage locations and poor insulation coverage.

Thermal imaging can also be used to improve the efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems. Infrared cameras are used to identify leaky ductwork or poorly-functioning distribution systems. In some cases, thermal imaging can also be used to identify water problems in the building envelope.

When Do You Need Thermal Imaging?

Air leakage can happen at chimneys, attics and wall vents, or badly sealed door and window frames. These can be easily detected using a blower door. However, the origin of a cold draft can be remote, with the air taking a long path through hidden parts of the house.

In homes with attached garages, for example, there is often a thermal connection between the heated living space and the unheated garage. Not only can this connection result in cold drafts and heat loss, it can also bring exhaust fumes from the garage into the house.

The thermal imaging camera not only "sees" the range of temperatures in the connecting wall between the garage, it also shows the direction in which the temperature differences are radiating. In this way, it can help locate hidden sources of air leaks as well as overheated regions.

Without thermal imaging, the source of these drafts can be extremely difficult to detect and visualize.

At Yankee Thermal Imaging, all of our energy auditors use blower door testing and thermal imaging as part of an energy audit. This type of investigation of your New Hampshire home means that we can pinpoint the problem areas and recommend the best and most cost-effective solution for improving the comfort of your home.

Contact us today for answers to all your thermal imaging questions!

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • "Yankee Thermal Imaging is very professional and efficient. Very thankful that we completed this project on our house. It needed the update in ventilation and insulation. I would highly recommend every home owner to have the home inspection done.

    LuEllen, Strafford, NH
  • "The crew knew what they were going to do, worked well as a team, took care to even cover the floor, and cleaned up everything. They were polite, good natured, and efficient. There is a positive change in the temperature inside the house and drafty rooms are no longer drafty.

    Jacquelyn & Harold, Claremont, NH
  • "Last year I had Yankee Thermal Imaging come to my home to do some energy work. I was impressed by their knowledge of home insulation, and energy improvement. They were able to place insulation into areas of the house that I thought would not be accessible."

    Don, Peterborough, NH
  • "I am completely satisfied with all aspects of this experience. All personnel from office workers to audit personnel and installation technicians were highly efficient, courteous, and pleasant to work with. I was especially impressed with the installers and the onsite team leader.

    Robert, Portsmouth, NH
  • "What a great Company! I took a chance with YTI and had an energy audit done on my 250-year-old antique cape home. John, the energy auditor, was friendly, professional, and thorough. His visit was followed by a detailed report and suggestions for insulation.

    Joan, Londonderry, NH
  • I wanted to make my house more energy efficient and from the start, coordinating with the auditor, Laurie in the main office and the crew were all very intelligent, friendly, knew their trade and pleasant to work with.

  • Your workers were at my daughter's house (Heidi Soltysiak) for 3 days putting insulation in several places in the house. I was there since my daughter had to work. I was so impressed with the workers especially the team leader. He made sure the other two newer workers did everything right.
    Jody Kinner, Keene, NH
  • Your crew has one more day tomorrow, but I wanted to email you to say they have been incredible. Every guy on the crew has been kind, courteous, clean, respectful and meticulous with their work and the cleanup at the end of the day. All of them are good people and true assets to your company.
    Scott Baker, Greenland, NH
  • Happy Maine Customer
    I have contracted with Yankee three times over the past three years and each time I have been impressed. Players have changed but consistency, professionalism, and respect have not wavered. You folks have been a joy to work with. Thank you. Sincerely Carolyn Jodoin
  • YTI was selected as the sole Insulation Contractor on the Historic Preservation of The Effingham Town Hall - Library project. This project has significant connections to the Town and the Freemason's which created much focus on the integrity of the project.
  • Satisfied Customer
    Happy in Portsmouth!!
    The guys were very hard-working, and considerate, their worksites were left very clean and we were very comfortable having them in our home, they were perfect gentlemen and knowledgeable of their business. My wife and were very impressed we liked them a lot.
    Joseph Freda, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Efficiency Maine Rebate Program
    Laurie, I have mailed out our payment. Thank you to you and your company. Yankee did outstanding work!
    JJ White, York, Maine
  • Yankee Thermal Imaging was our selected contractor through the NHSaves program. Their audit was extensive, identifying lots of opportunities for improvement for a house built in 1807.
    J. Bressoud, Barrington
  • Happy In Holderness
    Thank you very much, Yankee!! from start to finish, a very professional service. PS. I am going to be so much warmer this winter!!
    Lisa Elizabeth, Holderness
  • Happy In Stoddard
    Thank you so much!! The work looks great and we are already feeling warmer!!
  • Great Job
    We want you to know that the crew did a great job. We are very happy with their work, and the results that the final testing showed. They cleaned up each day. They were all pleasant to deal with as well.
    Jim & Linda, Hancock, NH

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