Using Infrared Imaging to Find Home Energy Problems and Needs

Reviewed and Revised on 10/10/2013


Infrared Thermometer

Photo of an infrared thermometer

A simple way homeowners can check their homes for heat loss is with an infrared thermometer. Infrared thermometers vary in cost, but generally are around $50. Depending on the season, a homeowner can find areas in a home where air and heat are leaking. The bigger the difference between the inside and outside temperature the easier it is to detect heat leaks. The North Dakota State University …