The Benefits of a Thermal Home Inspection
A home inspection is a critical part of the home purchasing/selling process. It allows the homeowner and purchaser to get a complete picture of the homes condition. However, a large portion of the home and its major equipment are hidden by walls, flooring, and insulation. So how do you tell if major systems like your ducts, electrical, and plumbing are working properly if you can’t see them?
At FXC inspections, we use thermal imaging technology to help detect various problems within a home that may be hidden. Thermal imaging allows our team to actually find missing insulation, hidden moisture and various other problems that can be identified with the use of a Thermal Imaging camera.
Thermal Imaging can find issues in new homes as well as in older homes. Overtime building codes have changed. By using thermal imaging, FXC inspections is able to give homeowners a more complete picture of their homes condition. Here are the three major benefits of thermal imaging in a home inspection:
1) Finding Hidden Moisture
Over time, the homes building envelope has become tighter and tighter. This has resulted in more restricted airflow and an increase in moisture bathrooms, laundry rooms, and air ducts which can create mould and mildew. Thermal imaging can help identify areas of hidden moisture which can then be repaired.
2) Electrical Hot Spots
Another benefit of thermal imaging is the ability to find hot spots in your homes electrical system. When electrical wiring erodes, is causes heat at the connection points which can be identified by our thermal imaging system. By locating these early you prevent the possibility of a house fire and can hire an electrician to repair the corroded wires.
3) Heat Loss
One of the major expenses for a homeowner is the monthly utility bills. In Canada during the winter, temperatures can reach below -40, which means homes run their furnace more often. If your home does not hold heat efficiently, this could result in a HUGE heating bill. FXC inspections technicians will be able to use our thermal imaging device to detect major areas of heat loss in your home in areas such as windows and doors. Fixing issues like these can save a homeowner 10-15% on their monthly energy bill.
At FXC Inspections, we include complete home thermal imaging with every home inspection. Our technicians are experienced construction workers which means they will be able to read the thermographs and understand the issues hiding behind your homes walls.
If you are buying or selling your home in Red Deer, Edmonton, or Central Alberta and require a home inspection, call our team at (403) 598-6894 to schedule your appointment. Or visit our website www.fxcinspections.com to learn more about why we are one of Alberta’s top home inspectors.