Identify areas of heat loss in your home and community buildings using our easy-to-use thermal imaging cameras.
What is the thermal imaging scheme?
The Suffolk Climate Change Partnership is running a pilot project to enable the free use of thermal imaging cameras for Community Groups and Parish Councils to borrow to carry out community heat loss surveys.
Information collected by Community Groups can then be used to either signpost people to schemes such as Warm Homes Suffolk, encourage people to undertake the easier DIY fixes, or help create a community bulk purchasing programme for energy savings materials such as loft insulation, draft excluders or double-glazing film.
Our easy-to-use cameras can be used to scan homes and community buildings to identify potential areas where excessive heat loss is occurring. As the images are easiest to interpret when it’s at least 10°C warmer inside than out, this is mainly a winter activity, and we will be running this project from November 2022 to April 2023.
Why are we doing this?
Heating your home has multiple benefits for you, your health and for Suffolk. With energy prices increasing significantly, more of us are having to choose between heating our homes and eating. For vulnerable people, living in a cold and damp home can be harmful for their health. Health concerns linked to the cold conditions range from higher blood pressure and more colds, to breathing problems and pneumonia.
We want to help Communities to identify ways to make homes and community buildings more energy efficient, to help you keep warm for longer, whilst also helping your pocket, and help Suffolk create the Greenest County by reducing carbon.
Homes account for 22% of the UK carbon emissions and there needs to be an urgent application of energy efficiency improvements if we are going to hit the carbon reduction targets necessary to reduce the impact of climate change.
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