I plan on renting a thermal camera to detect heat loss (e.g., missing insulation, leaks in HVAC) and water damage. Outside temperatures are getting down to freezing at night but are mid-40s during the day.
What steps should I take to prepare for this to maximize the use of the camera? Some thoughts I had:
- Turn the heat up several hours beforehand to maximize the temperature differential between inside and outside
- Ensure the heat is running while imaging to better detect leaks in the ducts (is this at odds with the first point?)
- Make sure it's not raining or snowing