Thermal Imaging & Diagnostics in Kettering-Oakwood, OH

Want to pinpoint air leaks, insulation gaps, and other inefficiencies so you can start improving your home with targeted solutions like air sealing and insulation? Kettering Heating & Air is pleased to offer thermal imaging & diagnostics services — as part of the home energy audit, or as a separate service, in Kettering-Oakwood, OH.

As you may already know, scheduling an energy audit is an excellent way to locate inefficiencies in your home and find effective ways to improve overall energy efficiency. One key aspect of a home energy audit is thermal imaging using an advanced infrared camera.

What is Thermal Imaging?

Though you can’t see it with the human eye, every surface in your house gives off a certain amount of heat. This includes walls, floors, ceilings, windows, furniture, and more. An infrared camera allows you to see exactly how hot or cold these different surfaces in your house are — including the temperature differences between these surfaces.

It’s these temperature differences that reveal exactly where your home is leaking air or losing heat. Using an infrared camera, an experienced expert from Kettering Heating & Air can locate exactly where air leaks, missing insulation, and areas of water damage are.

Importance of Thermal Imaging

Virtually everything in our world emits infrared radiation. While neither the naked eye nor a digital camera can see the infrared spectrum, you feel its effects all around all the time in the form of heat – from sunlight, electrical equipment, and industrial processes to cold air drafts, ice cubes, and even the nose of a dog.

Infrared cameras can detect and capture thousands of non-contact temperature measurements in real-time, transforming them into vivid thermal images that instantly show you where hot and cold spots are.

Key details apparent to the naked eye like numbers, labels, signage, and structural features can get lost in a regular thermal image, often requiring a separate digital photo to reference the location of the temperature issue you’ve found. Thermal imagers of the past have featured ways to blend or insert a portion of a thermal image into a visible light picture. But these modes have only provided a partial solution and typically take extra time to dial in and interpret. They also tend to limit or obscure the thermal view of the scene.

Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) is completely different. Using FLIR’s patented algorithm, MSX extracts the high-contrast highlights from the built-in visible camera’s image and then virtually etches the skeletonized details onto the entire corresponding FLIR infrared image in real-time, enhancing the clarity and maintaining the integrity across the whole frame instead of compromising it. The result: totally recognizable thermal video and snapshots integrated with all the texture, depth, and definition you need to isolate the problem in one simple picture.

Whether it’s in person, on a smartphone, or delivered in a report, stunning and convincing MSX images give you an extra edge to help you tell a much better story, get a faster ‘yes’ for repairs, save customers and companies’ money, and look like a hero in their eyes.

Trust Kettering Heating & Air for Ductwork in Ohio

For any type of ductwork services for your residential or business property within our service area, do not hesitate to contact Kettering Heating & Air online or give us a call at 937-717-3335 for more information or to make an appointment. We are the go-to company for air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and more in Ludlow Falls, Tipp City, Clayton, Germantown, Miamisburg, and other areas throughout the entire Kettering-Oakwood area in Ohio.