Do you want to keep your house warmer this winter and save money on your fuel bills?
Book yourself a thermal-imaging survey by one of our team, to help identify where heat (and your money!) is escaping from your home and where cold is getting in.
You will get pictures like these to help you pinpoint exactly where to make improvements (the white areas show where the heat is leaking out).
To make the best use of the time during the survey and to help us identify and assess problem areas, we will send you a pre-survey questionnaire to complete. We also find that most householders prefer us to survey their home both internally and externally so places where the cold is getting in or the heat is leaking out are clearly identified. We are happy to wear face masks if you request us to do so. If you do not want the inside of your home surveyed, please let us know on the questionnaire.
Our charges are as follows:
Survey with high resolution thermal imaging camera £100 (with images sent afterwards by WeTransfer)
Optional report following high-resolution survey £100 (includes analysis of the images plus suggested actions)
Surveys carried out with one of our miniature cameras £30 (no reports provided with this option)
Hardship rates – if you are on state benefits and would struggle to afford these costs, please state this on the request form below and we will contact you.
Please note that we cannot carry out thermal imaging surveys unless the weather is cold. If the weather is currently mild, please submit your request for a survey anyway and we will put you on our waiting list. Then, once we get cooler weather, we will carry out surveys in the order in which they’ve been requested.
Typically, after March 1st, it starts to get much more difficult to carry out surveys because the weather usually becomes much milder. You are very welcome to send in a request for a survey after this date. However, we hope you will understand that we may have to put you on our waiting list for next season.
If you don’t want to wait that long, you are very welcome to borrow one of our loan cameras (see below). During the early spring and late autumn, good thermal images can still be achieved late in the evening or early in the morning when the outside temperatures can be very low. With a loan camera you will be able to check around your home yourself for heat losses, at any time of day or night.
Request a Loan camera
This year, the Schools Energy Project is again working in conjunction with West Solent Solar Cooperative Ltd (WSSC) to enable householders to do their own thermal imaging surveys if they prefer. WSSC has purchased a number of miniature thermal imaging cameras to lend out to householders.
Look on the Thermal Imaging Videos webpage to find some useful introductory videos which will help get you started when you borrow a camera.
If you wish to borrow one of these cameras, we request £30 per week per property for borrowing the camera, which will go into WSSC’s Community Grant Fund to support other community-based sustainability projects. A £50 returnable deposit (cash, or cheque to West Solent Solar Cooperative Ltd) will be required, and this will be returned to you on safe return of the camera.
To request your survey please complete the form below, or if you prefer to borrow one of WSSC’s miniature cameras, please indicate this in the relevant box.
Our Surveys and loan cameras are available to householders and community organisations in the following areas:
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