How to save money by reducing heating and cooling costs. Written by Craig and Lew.
Hi! Craig here.
I have seen a ‘service’ advertisement on TV where a technician will walk through your home with a Infrared (IR) or thermal video camera to show all the energy ‘leaks’. The walk-through is recorded for future reference. Typically, these IR cameras are used by insulation service providers to demonstrate how badly the customer really needs their expensive insulation services. I did a little research into this and found out how easy it is to scam a homeowner. If the camera is set up properly and used honestly the information it provides is valuable. However, the camera threshold and sensitivity can be adjusted to show negligible temperature differences from one extreme to the other. If you choose to pay for the ‘energy audit’, we recommend using a reputable firm.