Sponsored by FLIR
I specialize in restoring old homes, and I can tell you that by the time these homes reach maturity, they’ve had several remodels and many retrofits: to furnaces, roofs, windows and insulation, not to mention the many electrical and plumbing upgrades. Sorting out all those ducts, pipes, weather stripping and wires can be a real headache, and that’s where a FLIR C2 infrared camera comes in handy. This camera is one amazing feat of technology. It can be a great diagnostic and sales tool for general contractors. The camera is no bigger than a mobile phone, so you can easily carry it in your pocket to sales calls or job sites.
It can be a powerful sales tool because you can show your customers exactly where their home is experiencing heat loss through their windows, roofs and doors as well as in their heating systems, ductwork and pipes, all with this camera’s sensitive infrared imaging. You can snap photos on the site and show them to your customer immediately or download them to your computer and print or share them electronically. The camera has a reference metric and reads temperature variations from -14 degrees F to 300 degrees F.
I also like the way the camera can be used as a regular visible light camera to take a side-by-side jpeg of the infrared image to help interpret the more abstract image that you sometimes get with infrared imaging.
The camera retails for $699. All this technology is reasonably priced when you consider the diagnostic hours you’ll save on the job and the improved customer communication you’ll experience every time you use the camera. For more information, go to www.flir.com.
— David Radtke, Contributing Editor
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FLIR. The opinions and text are all mine.