👽 Alien vs. Predator in my attic

The 1987 film Predator brought thermal (infrared) images to the big screen for the first time.

  • Showing us a different way to see.

Why it matters: Using thermal imaging we can find clues that help us understand what’s going on with our building enclosures.

🔬 Zoom in: I was testing my new thermal camera at my house when I spotted a potential problem.

  • On the ceiling in the guest bathroom I saw a 1.5 x 2 foot area that was cooler than the surrounding ceiling.

😵 Here’s what I found in my attic —>

  • The copper suction line for my AC was not properly insulated.
  • Warm attic air has been condensing on the cold line and water has been collecting on my ceiling.
  • It’s not enough water to cause the ceiling to collapse.
  • But more than enough to cause a problem I have to solve.

🥊 Reality check: Water is a predator looking for a way into every crack and crevice in your house.

  • Mold is like an alien force looking for enough moisture so it can breed. 😱

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • For a few hundred bucks, you can get a thermal camera attachment for your smart phone.
  • Or I can come over with my thermal camera and scan your house, while doing my best Arnold voice. 😉



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