DIY Geothermal Heat Pump. Season 3. Ep6. Heat loss analysis of my house with thermal imager.

February 4, 2022 • ☕️ 3 min read

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In this episode of “DIY geothermal heat pump”, you’ll see how I did thermal imaging scan of my home to determine places where significant heat loss happens.

I recommend doing such heat loss analysis at least once for your house. This kind of energy audit will definitely save you some money in the long run. You’ll be able to effectively scan your house and detect all places where significant heat loss happens, and then eliminate it.

A thermal imager is a really handy device, very easy to use. Finds things like missing insulation, water leaks, and all kinds of other defects as a breeze!

Plus, if you’ll use that link below, you’ll get a bonus roulette-rangefinder! It’s a small thing, but it makes a big impression.

My thermal imager.

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  • Greetings, fellas!
  • I purchased this wonderful device on Aliexpress.
  • For around $300.
  • I’ll post a link to it below the video.
  • As a nice bonus, I also received this roulette-rangefinder.
  • It’s pretty reliable.
  • Plus a laser rangefinder. Here it is.
  • It measures distance quite precisely.
  • Let’s try to measure the distance to the wall.
  • For example, a little closer to the ceiling…
  • We press it once.
  • The first time we pressed it, we set the direction of the pointer.
  • This little bright dot.
  • If we press the button again, we will measure the distance.
  • 1 meter.
  • Measures accurately enough.
  • Now I will walk around the house with this device, and we will see with you what the heat loss in the house looks like.
  • It’ll be interesting to see the house from the perspective of heat loss.
  • Here is the outer wall.
  • And here we can see this picture with bricks.
  • Above you can see a strip - it’s a reinforcement under the slab.
  • You see gas silicate blocks that are laid on the solution.
  • You can see three rows of bricks on top.
  • It’s not so scary.
  • It looks scary.
  • It’s actually not as bad as it might seem.
  • This is what the corner looks like.
  • Angle is 16℃.
  • Around 15℃.
  • I’ll make a screenshot.
  • This is the result of an uninsulated foundation.
  • Here’s what the corners look like.
  • Balcony door.
  • Here is where the biggest heat loss happens.
  • If we look at what the picture looks like.
  • Then we can see that we have the lowest temperature around 11℃.
  • And the door itself is about 16 ℃.
  • I even forgot that I have an uninsulated point there.
  • Now I’ll show you what it looks like.
  • This is that door from the outside.
  • And I forgot to apply foam here.
  • Of course, the heat loss happens around the entire perimeter of the door.
  • A huge heat loss.
  • Well, now we’ve got things to fix!
  • So all in all, I think a thermal imager is a very handy device.
  • Of course, you’re not gonna use it every day…
  • For example, to determine where heat leaks in the house, it is needed only once.
  • It is worth considering either renting or having a person with a thermal imager
  • walk through the building and show you where the heat loss happens in the house.
  • So it’s worth doing an energy audit of your home at least once.
  • You’ll definitely save some money on heating.
  • In this way, you will be able to see where the heat escapes your house, where the largest heat loss is located and naturally you can eliminate it later.
  • With my balcony door example, this can be corrected within five minutes.
  • I simply forgot about this uninsulated part of the house.
  • In general, technology rules.
  • Ok, smash that “Like” button, leave a comment and see you in the next video! Bye!