Use a laser thermometer to set up your insulation and heating system.
Identify areas vulnerable to mould and condensation.
- Laser thermometers cost £10 – £20, are very accurate and help an owner and occupier of a property understand and visualise heat loss.
- Use ice and boiling water to check the calibration.
- Use a laser thermometer for measuring and balancing the distribution of heat across a property.
- Turn down valves on radiators so that heat is evenly distributed across a property.
- Balance insulation, such as by redistributing loft insulation.
- Identify cold spots and keep dry warm circulating across vulnerable areas.
- Consider drawing image with the laser thermometer or using a thermal imaging camera for visualising isotherms – cold spots.
- Note it is difficult to identify cold spots unless it is cold outside and warm inside.
- Metal, such as from RSJs are the single greatest risk to interstitial condensation.
Surveyor uses include:
- Measure radiators with boiler on, and nearby walls to determine the balance of heat.
- Measure the temperature of a datalogger and damp to work out the off-set.
- Laser thermometers can be use to calculate the surface relative humidity: mouldpoint.co.uk
- Laser thermometers use to identify areas at risk of condensation or mould.
- Identify thermal bridges.