Successful Warm-Weather Infrared Inspections

May/June 2011
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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May 01, 2011
While infrared cameras are relatively easy to operate, it is the task of interpreting the image that turns out to be the most challenging aspect of this technology.
As a thermography instructor, I have, on occasion, overheard other thermographers questioning the merits of using infrared (IR) thermography for warm-weather inspections. There seems to be a perception that thermal imaging can only be used successfully for cold-weather work. Many of these discussions, understandably, tended to come up during courses in more northern climates.

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