Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate | Thermal Imaging Cameras | Infrared Home Inspection
FLIR One Camera for the iPhone
This video shows the actual use of a thermal imaging camera in Ann Arbor Michigan on a sunny afternoon.
It gives a good idea of the usefulness of a camera like this during a home inspection and confirms that they will become an expected tool for home inspectors.
Since this video was posted we've made additional discoveries with thermal imaging technology:
1. A home's electric hot water heater had a heating element that was not functioning. This was very visible when the heater itself was scanned and confirmed when the breaker panel for the hot water heater was scanned. Without the scan the buyers would have moved in and gotten very long recovery times out of the water heater.
With the scan we were able to negotiate a concession for its repair.
(The problem could have been a bad breaker or a improper installation also, but the heating element was the probable problem.)
2. We also discovered an area above a dining room on a luxury ranch that had no insulation. The area had a major remodel in 2010 and the insulation contractor missed about 15 square feet of area.
(This was also visible from the attic so unlike the water heater example it wouldn't have been missed when the inspector went into the attic.)
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