Thermal Imaging is performed with an infra-red heat sensitive camera that clearly shows areas where heat is escaping. There are many areas of a home that loose vast amounts of energy besides the windows and doors.
We provide confidential pre-purchase “Thermal Inspections & Moisture Surveys” and are based in Nelson but travel the region.
Malcolm Pasley has several years’ experience as a trained specialist in the use of Thermal Imaging known as Thermography, and has Level One training from the “Infrared Training Centre”, based in Sweden. Also since 2014 he has integrated another powerful diagnostic tool, the “Blower Door Testing” technology developed by Canadian giant “Retrotec” and passed their required Level 1 and 2 qualifications.
Malcolm is also a member of the “International Passive House Association” a European based international organisation with a sales/standards branch in New Zealand.
Malcolm has a background in building maintenance and a wide range of experience in Thermography, Blower Door Testing and moisture detection.
Air Tightness Testing
A blower door is a machine used to measure the air tightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones, to test duct-work air tightness and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope.
The most efficient homes, for example “Passive House” designs, act like an esky. Highly insulated, low U value (low conductivity) glazing and extremely low air leakage in addition to correct solar orientation. While retrofitting to this standard is expensive, the principles remain, reducing the conditioned air leaving the house and restricting energy loss through conduction are the best improvements that can be made to increase energy efficiency.
This is used in a range of industries – including Engineering, Property, Marine, Industrial and Aviation.
Checking for electrical faults. (Switchboard Hot Spot and Wiring Inspections with a Registered Electrician)
Checking for Gas, Air, Steam and Water leaks.
Commercial and private property inspections. (Moisture, Insulation and Leaky homes)