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Flir Thermography For Home Inspectors

Are you a home inspector interested in adding infrared thermography to your list of services? Do you already own an infrared camera and want to learn where and how it can be used for home inspections? Then this course is for you!

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Flir Thermography For Home Inspectors
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  • Flir Thermography For Home Inspectors

We start out with just enough "science" to get you into the groove, then its on to applications: why they work, how to do it, and case history examples. A course manual is included for download with your enrollment. The course is divided into the following sections:

  • Thermography Basics
  • Moisture Investigations
  • HVAC Investigations
  • Insulation Investigations
  • Air Leakage Investigations
  • Electrical Investigations
  • Structural Investigations


  • Estimated Length: 2 hour(s) and 40 minute(s)
  • Due: 6 month(s) from enrollment date.
  • Access: 7 month(s) from enrollment date.


When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain infrared's relationship to the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Discriminate between the two infrared bands commonly used for commercial applications
  • Define thermography
  • Explain how heat energy moves
  • Describe how emissivity and reflectivity can affect thermal images
  • Describe the mechanism that allows infrared cameras to detect moisture
  • Summarize the best conditions in order to find moisture
  • List other instrumentation to help confirm the presence of moisture
  • Identify the typical thermal pattern suggesting a moisture laden surface
  • Name an important, but easy use of your infrared camera for HVAC analysis
  • List four types of equipment that can be diagnosed with IR
  • State the recommended minimum temperature difference for an insulation survey
  • Describe the direction of heat flow
  • Distinguish the temperature patterns associated with insulation deficiencies
  • Instruct homeowners on how to prepare for an IR scan
  • Describe the heat transfer mechanism that allows an IR camera to detect air leakage
  • State the minimum recommended temperature difference needed to locate air movement
  • Identify common air movement thermal patterns
  • Explain how air moves through a house when stack effect is the driving force
  • List other equipment that is commonly used during an air leakage investigation
  • Describe how heat is produced at a trouble spot in an electrical system
  • State the effect of electrical load on conductor temperatures
  • Explain why covers must be removed to properly inspect a system
  • Identify who is qualified to remove covers and diagnose electrical problems
  • Illustrate the classic electrical thermal pattern
  • List three application areas of structural studies
  • Describe how dynamic heating and cooling is useful for studying high mass structure
  • A course manual is included for download with your enrollment


  • Introduction to Thermography for Home Inspectors
  • Knowledge Check
  • Next Steps
  • Course Evaluatin & Certificate Generation
TH45 Introduction to Thermography for Home Inspectors