HVAC DUCT Inspection Overview

Infrared thermography is a non-destructive, non-invasive measurement test that uses an infrared detector to map thermal patterns on the surface of an object. It operates on the principle that any object that possesses a temperature above absolute zero emits heat.

Thermal imaging units detect this heat and translate it into either a temperature reading or a thermal image of the object. A range of building issues that are invisible to the eye, including heat loss, water leaks, air leaks, moisture intrusion, and construction defects can be easily detected.


Benefits of HVAC DUCT Thermography Inspection

One of the most beneficial uses of thermography is to investigate the Flat roof’s condition. Areas of moisture penetration and damaged or missing insulation, all show up as higher than typical heat loss. Since the thermal cameras produce an accurate image of the damaged area, people who are working under the facility have the information they need to determine if the roof is a candidate for repair or replacement.

Inspectors are using thermography to document the condition of new roofs before acceptance, as well as to identify issues as early as now while the roof is still under warranty.

What Should be Inspected?

Air Ducts

  • Spot Leaks at Joint

  • Detect Insulation Loss

Radiant Flooring

  • Discover Cold Spots

  • Detect Overheating Coils

AC Condensers

  • Find Plugged Condenser Coils

HVAC Air Handling Systems

  • Check for Faulty System

  • Test Coil temperature