Frome Town Council, in partnership with SHARE a Library of Things, has a thermal imaging camera available for people to see where their home is leaking heat and lacking in insulation and draft proofing. Reducing heat loss from your home will save you money on your heating bills, keep you warmer and reduce pollution.
The thermal imaging camera shows up ‘hot spots’ where warmth is leaking from your home, usually through the roof, walls, floors, doors and windows. Seeing this visually helps to identify areas that need attention either by adding insulation, draft-poof strips, replacement of failed double glazing units, adding secondary glazing or repairs to masonry work.
Even simple low cost solutions such as installing thermal blinds and curtains or draft proofing around doors, windows, and letter boxes can make a difference. The best time for taking thermal images is on a cold, dry and dull day when the heating has been on for a few hours. The greater the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the house the better. Rain and sun can give distorted readings so ideally on or at the end of a cold cloudy day is ideal.
You can hire the camera via SHARE’s website or by dropping into the shop Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.30am-2pm.
Once hot spots and areas leaking heat have been identified, head to Centre for Sustainable Energy website or call 0800 082 2234 for some tips, solutions, ideas and links to further support and possible funding.
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