Northwest Infrared LLC provides thermal imaging services for commercial, industrial and residential clients. Infrared inspections provide real-time information, detecting problems that cause heating efficiency loss, moisture intrusion, or equipment failure. Northwest Infrared’s certified thermography staff specializes in non destructive testing and diagnosis using infrared technology to benefit the owner and contractor.
The building code for Washington State was changed in July 2010 to include a mandatory test for air leakage, the major cause of energy loss. Air intrusion is caused by holes cut in the building envelope for lighting, plumbing and ventilation.
Northwest Infrared provides an infrared scan service, including a blower door test, that can identify areas of air leakage.
Call Brent Foster – 360.786.6858 – and learn more about infrared thermography and how you can save money on your energy usage in the future.
Brent Foster of Northwest Infrared in Olympia, WA is certified in several thermal imaging applications. While he knows what he sees, his customers do not. So, Brent takes the time to explain what he is going to do. Then, what he is doing. Then, what he has done.
A thermal imaging camera displays various colors representing variations in temperature. Some variations are caused by moisture trapped in a wall or ceiling, missing insulation or shoddy construction.
Call Brent @ 360.786.6850 to ask a question, or schedule and appointment.
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Infrared verification of insulation in residential buildings:
Is your home cold and drafty?
Are your heating bills higher than they should be?
Northwest infrared specializes in locating missing and damaged insulation in walls and ceilings. Your house is not cold and drafty because your heating system is old. It is cold due to damaged insulation and air leaks. Infrared scanning allows the professionally trained Thermographer to take a thermal picture of your walls and ceilings to show exactly where insulation is damaged and air is coming through your walls. We have found that nine out of ten homes have multiple openings in their thermal envelope that can be repaired to reduce their energy consumption. As Thermographers we do not sell any products or offer contracting services so there is no conflict of interest. In many cases, with the information provided from our reports, the building owner can make the repairs themselves and save even more money on their energy bills each month.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could find these types of flaws in the thermal envelope of your home?
Here is yet another huge void in a vaulted ceiling = exterior wall. The blown-in insulation settled after the original installation. = Without the infrared scan, it would have continued to go unidentified and the homeowners would have continued to pay higher energy bills due to the = large gaps in the home’s thermal envelope.