Thermal Image Camera for Air Sealing
I’m looking for a thermal image camera that makes sense for my business, but with so many options it’s overwhelming.
I’m a custom home builder in PA. I typically only have a blower door test performed at the end of the build.
Before insulating, I’ll have the drywall ceilings hung. I use a makeshift blower door to de pressurize the home and identify any air leaks. I have a smoke pencil/puffer to help me identify the problem spots and seal the air leaks as I walk the home. I’ve always had success with this approach…but it takes forever.
I’m looking for a thermal image camera that will help me easily identify any air leaks before insulating. I have the HVAC system running by this point so there is a temperature difference between the outside and inside.
I’m sure I don’t need anything crazy, but if I do I’m always open to purchasing a tool that will make me more efficient at my job. I almost bought the FLIR One Pro for my iPhone but haven’t pulled the trigger because of the battery life and some mixed reviews.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Jared.
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