Thermal Scanning Service

Upon arriving at an agreed scheduled time, the thermographer will first start by inquiring about any specific concerns you may have relating to the building envelope. By following this procedure we get a better understanding of your concerns and we can dedicate extra time to the areas you have indicated. After this introduction process we will start the thermal scan looking for anomalies throughout the building envelope, capturing them with thermal images. In most cases the scan will be conducted from the interior of the dwelling as this gives the most accurate results. Although exterior scans can be done warm air escaping from a building does not always move through the wall in a straight line, therefore heat loss detected in one area of the outside wall may originate at a different location on the inside wall. Temperature differences are harder to detect on the outside surfaces if wind or rain are present.

We will scan the following for missing insulation, air infiltration and moisture:
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Electrical outlets on exterior walls
  • Service pipes
Additionally, we will test a representative number of electrical receptacles with an electrical testing device and if easily accessible check the overall condition of the attic insulation from the access hatch. On average, the thermal scan appointment will take approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Fluor T440BX Infrared Camera
Upon completion of the scan, the resulting images will be taken back to our office and uploaded to a computer where they are then analyzed and combined with the field notes taken on location. The reports with explanations and recommendations are generated and delivered to you, usually via email, however if email is not an option available hardcopy material can be requested. Typically the results will be delivered within 48 hours.

Sample Report
Above is an example of an Inspection Report. The report outlines all potential issues and offers advice on how to resolve them.

When you have completed or repaired the anomalies that were detected during the thermal scan a recall appointment can be scheduled.

We are proud to be serving Calgary and the surrounding areas and place an extremely high value on quality and service. Our thermographers are qualified and ITC certified.

Call today to schedule a scan and inquire about our fees! (403) 984-9226