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Old 02-04-22, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Bought a thermal imager to perform heat loss audit of my home

Hi all, recently I bought myself a thermal imager, and just wanted to share how I used it to determine places where in my home significant heat loss happens.
Found out that I completely forgot to insulate my door frame from outside, silly me
If you live in cold areas, I recommend doing such heat loss analysis at least once for your house. This kind of energy audit will definitely save you some money in the long run.
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Old 02-06-22, 07:37 PM   #2
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How would/could you insulate the door from the outside?

I think I understand..a storm door. It is very interesting that you were able to buy a thermal imager. Its very expensive in the US, maybe better to have a service perform that.
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I somehow forgot to apply the foam between the door frame and a wall from outside the balcony. Yeah, the device is not cheap, but very useful, probably it's better to rent it or order a service in the US.
I now know certain areas in my house where I need to do a better job with insulation.
I even scanned the attic. I have a vapor barrier, foam 15-20 cm, sawdust 20 cm, so everything looks pretty good there.
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fun toy to have... but expensive
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Their prices have really come down in the recent years. You can get a FLIR ONE thermal camera that plugs into your smart phone for just over $200 new. If you have an inefficient house or have a business use case for it that could pay for itself pretty quickly.

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