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FLIR thermal imaging cameras can cut power bills

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The heat-measuring infrared technology of FLIR thermal imaging cameras can be used to measure temperature differences at the home or office and help reduce power bills.
According to FLIR Systems Australia , measuring heat is the easiest and quickest non-destructive method of detecting energy waste, moisture intrusion and electrical issues in buildings with pinpoint accuracy. Issues such as faulty insulation and ill-fitting windows can cause heat to escape, impacting the power bills.
FLIR Systems Managing Director Roger Christiansz explains that correcting these issues will immediately benefit consumers through reduced power bills, especially in a climate of rising electricity prices.
FLIR infrared cameras are suitable for thermal imaging applications on the inside as well as the outside of a building, highlighting differences in surface temperature for further investigation.
Typical thermal imaging applications include:

  • Heating and floor heating inspections
  • Building envelope thermography
  • Air tightness testing
  • Door and window seal inspection
  • Wall seal heat loss inspection
  • Roof and wall moisture inspection
  • Dew point inspection
Based on the FLIR thermography report, improvements can be made in the building leading to greater efficiencies and power savings.
Key benefits of these improvements:

  • Reduces heating and cooling costs
  • Detects and prevents mould and decay
  • Prevents formation of condensation
  • Prevents humidity intrusion in building
  • Increases building substance
  • Checks repair quality
  • Detects long-time construction damages
Tips for minimising power consumption

  • Switch off lights when not needed
  • Turn off appliances not in use
  • Reduce home heating and cooling by changing settings suitably
  • Reduce heat loss by sealing draughts from windows, doors and even fireplaces
  • Plan ahead for hot days by closing windows and blinds to keep out the sun’s heat
Recommendations for creating an energy-efficient home:

  • Orientation of the home can maximise entry of sun in winter and shade it out in summer, making a huge difference to heating and cooling bills
  • Properly installed insulation can reduce home heating and cooling costs
  • High-pitched roof offers more protection from the sun than flat roofs
  • Avoid heavy and dark roof tiles as colour and texture of materials also impact efficiency

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