Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Will Your CO Meter Save Your Life?

Recently our friend Benjamin Meredith, a local energy auditor and home inspector here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, called with that “you’re not going to believe what just happened” tone in his voice. He had just fired up a boiler in the course of an inspection on a small commercial building and his ambient carbon monoxide meter sounded … Continue reading

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Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

Water Damage Special #2: FLIR E-Series and Extech MO297

For the professional energy auditors, home performance contractors, and anyone else searching for building moisture (or just a good deal!), FLIR is currently offering a free Extech MO297 Moisture Meter with the purchase of certain E-Series infrared cameras. The MO297 is a five-in-one moisture detection meter, combining a pin-type and pinless moisture meter with a … Continue reading

Water Damage and Rotting Walls

Water Damage and Rotting Walls

We recently came across an article that provides an excellent summary of water damage in walls. Self-proclaimed Energy Nerd and all-around green building guru Martin Holladay takes a look at the building conditions and installation errors that most often lead to unsightly and unsafe wall structures. Accompanied by insightful (and frightful) photography, the article identifies … Continue reading

Best Thermal Imagers for Finding Water

Best Thermal Imagers for Finding Water

Here’s a short list of our favorite thermal imagers for locating moisture and mold in buildings. For more on finding water damage, see our article Moisture Detection with Thermal Imagers. Or for more about choosing an infrared camera, or to better understand some of the camera features below, take a look at Choosing a Thermal … Continue reading

Using Infrared Cameras to Locate Moisture

Using Infrared Cameras to Locate Moisture

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy, much of the Mid-Atlantic and New England are still coping with the effects of widespread flooding and water damage. As homeowners and restoration contractors sprint to make buildings habitable and healthy again,  the unseen water and mold will remain one of the greatest obstacles. Diagnosing and remediating water issues right away … Continue reading

A Closer Look at the FLIR i7 Thermal Imager

A Closer Look at the FLIR i7 Thermal Imager

Simply put, the FLIR i7 infrared camera has been a runaway bestseller. And not without cause–it seems to have the right combination of price, technical specifications, ruggedness, and usability right out of the box. While not the thermal imager with the highest resolution or the most features, what it does offer has proven far stronger … Continue reading