HVAC Imagery
Here are examples of typical
problem areas.

(Roll mouse over photo to view thermal scan)

Object:Burnham boiler with standard burner.

Problem:Heat loss occurs due to draft or chimney effect through the burner and boiler.

Solution:Stop standby wasted energy by installing a new burner with a damper that shuts down at the end of the heating cycle. Average cost of new burner installed is $600.00.

Object: The same Burnham boiler's domestic coil for the production of hot water.

Problem: The boiler's plate is not insulated causing energy to be wicked into the basement through the steel. The boiler must maintain a constant 150-180°F to produce daily hot water needs.

Solution:Remove the domestic coil and install an indirect fired water heater. Install and insulate a new blank cover to stop heat loss. Average cost of an indirect fired water heater is $1,700.00- 2,200.00.

Object:Broken water pipe in floor

Problem:N/A

Solution:N/A

Object:Misaligned operating circulator

Problem:N/A

Solution:N/A

Object:Standby loss of a 1952 conversion boiler.

Problem:The boiler is ready to fire again as the internal water temperature is approaching 170°F.

Solution:N/A

Object:Front view picture of standby loss. Note how well the asbestos insulation withholds the heat.

Problem:The boiler is ready to fire again as the internal water temperature is approaching 170°F.

Solution:N/A

Object:Brand new pin style boiler.

Problem:The internal temperature is 175°F.

Solution:The lack of insulation is evident in the thermal image.

Object:Brand new triple pass boiler. The internal temperature is 165°F.

Problem:N/A

Solution:N/A

Object:Floor radiant piping located 12 below the surface.
Red stripes are supply lines.
Yellow stripes are return lines.

Problem:N/A

Solution:N/A

Object:More radiant pipes.

Problem:Note the blue circles in the foreground. This is water remains from melting snow

Solution:N/A

Object:An operating circulator.

Problem:Excessive heat loss.

Solution:This is a good argument for insulating your heating pipes.