Although thermal imaging goes beyond the SOP for a general home inspection, using a visual thermal imaging scan may help your inspector detect small anomalies related to heat, whether they be too hot or too cold, such as:
IMPORTANT LIMITATION NOTE: It should be noted that thermal imaging may not reveal all potential anomalies related to the limited thermal scan performed, and DOES NOT allow your inspector to “see through walls.” That’s because even though thermal imaging technology feels like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, it’s important to remember that thermal imaging is not the same as x-ray vision. It’s a visual, surface-level inspection that simply translates heat into the visible spectrum.
Thermal imaging helps us to get an idea of unseen issues; however, the only issues that may show up are ones that relate to heat discrepancies. It should be noted, that a thermal imaging scan isn’t a catch-all and shouldn’t be treated as such.