Thermal imaging cameras are available to borrow to identify where hot air is escaping from buildings
As the temperature drops, a council scheme is running to enable people to identify ways to cut their energy bills – whether they live in a house, a flat or are even in a theatre or cathedral.
Sessions have been held to teach people how to use thermal imaging cameras to find the weak points in their insulation.
The cameras can be borrowed from Guildford Borough Council for free and Get Surreytook the opportunity to capture the heat pattern of some of Guildford’s landmarks.
The pictures were taken at the end of October and community climate change officer, Cati Smith, said that unfortunately the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo at the time meant the images did not reveal particular areas where heat loss was a problem.
“The night sky really skews the parameters of the camera so it looks worse than it is,” she said.
“If it is wet and windy, then you should do the survey from inside rather than outside.
“The glass is reflecting the night sky.”
The cameras can identify draughts, moisture defects, thermal bridges and electrical faults but to effectively use the cameras, the homeowner would need to control the heating.
Drag across the image from the left-hand side to see these Guildford buildings in a whole new light