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Ok so I just got my Flir one for my iPhone to try to pinpoint my air leakage spots in my home. This thing is nice and easy.
Yes it's not advanced, but it's great for what I need.
Below are my first pics of my bedroom, front door and ceiling of living room and my Great Dane with ice cube spots on the rug.
Not exactly sure yet, what im looking at except money seeping away.
 

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Ok so I just got my Flir one for my iPhone to try to pinpoint my air leakage spots in my home. This thing is nice and easy.
Yes it's not advanced, but it's great for what I need.
Below are my first pics of my bedroom, front door and ceiling of living room and my Great Dane with ice cube spots on the rug.
Not exactly sure yet, what im looking at except money seeping away.
Please more info. Flir
 

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You can go to Flir.com.
This particular device is called,Flir One.
They make one for the iPhone and android. This is the second version. $250 from home depot or Amazon,etc.
easy portable thermal imaging camera.
It's not overly advanced, but you can get an idea of leaks, track of insulation, can even see the outline of your studs, even though it can't see through anything.
Just a fun and practical toy.
 

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First pic shows your window is okay. But you got a lot of leakage at the floor, so bottom plate in the wall isn't sealed very well anymore. And that air could be coming up from the basement, and not from outside.

Second pic makes it look like cold basement air rising in the wall. Could be from electrical wire hole in the bottom plate.

Third pic, minor leakage of the door seal, and maybe some door frame leakage at the lower end.

Fourth and fifth pic. Looks like duct leakage in the wall.

Sixth pic shows your dog enjoyed the ice cubes.
 

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As you can see from the ice cube spots, it isn't just the cold from the ice, but any moisture shows up cold due to evaporation.

I'm guessing from the hot area at the wall ceiling corner that the sun was involved somehow.

See if it has the capability to show on the display a range of the temperature colors. I see the center temp. Also, always note the inside and outside temps.

They are fun.
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Take pics of all of your ceiling areas. You'll be able to see how well it is or isn't insulated.
 

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I plan on going up in the attic this weekend and check some things out like my hvac and insulation that's up there.
On the insulation or lack there of, what's the best way to tell in a wall?
Does it show up as a different temperature (color)?
 

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Might want to check to see how well they are sealed where they enter the home.
Well here are my problems for that wall.
Holes, hahaha.

I have backing rod and silicone caulk for the window sill, but not real sure about the loose bricks and mortar, how to handle that;probably call in a brick professional...

What do I use to seal the holes? Does the Great Stuff really work or is there something better for air sealing???
 

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Yeah, Great seal will work for the holes.

looks like you need some repointing.

You can see a color difference from the occupied space when the ceiling insulation is missing, or not as thick in an area.
 
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Here's the same living room wall as before. One of my first pictures, I'm playing with the different contrasts, etc. looks like missing insulation above the vent.
When the system s running, you should be able to see supply duct leaks.

Yeah, some insulation trouble there.
 

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I have already been up there with some mastic and aluminum tape fix some know tears in the flexible duct.

When the system is running how do leaks look through the IR in the hvac system??
Does it show hot/cold air like at the bottom of my baseboards, massively different temps I take it???

Thanks for all your help, btw.
 
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