Thermal imaging

Find out where your home is leaking heat

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What is thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging can vividly reveal where your home is leaking heat.    The cameras are sensitive to infra-red and make ‘temperature map’ images .    This can show problems with insulation, draughts, damp and more –  useful in older homes, but also for revealing defects in new-builds. The images are easiest to decipher when it’s at least 10°C warmer inside than out, so this is mainly a winter activity.

Some of the problems shown are easy for householders to fix, like draught-proofing, and some, like faulty insulation, may need professional help. Significant improvements in comfort, energy bills and carbon emissions are often made as a result. 


Training & camera loan scheme

Come to a short training session to learn how to use our thermal cameras and interpret their images – then you can borrow a camera for free (donations welcome) to survey your home, those of friends or family and (we hope) others in your neighbourhood. It’s great see weaknesses in insulation, draughts, heating system problems in your home. It gives good information and motivation to fix the problems that are revealed.
Demand for Thermal Imaging training and camera loans is really taking off!   In our November 2022 to mid-April 2023 season 315 camera loans were made, 2.8 times the loans last season, which was the previous record!  See more in this 2-page report.  We’re fund-raising and working to offer more cameras and support next November.

Book a training session

Free online training, booking essential. 

Book for an online Training Session-
Now paused for the summer

Get an email Alert  when bookings re-open for Autumn Training and Camera loans.         

Book a camera loan

We only lend cameras to people already trained in how to use them and to interpret their images.  

Our Thermal Imaging season is November- early April
Outside this it’s usually too warm for good results.


Camera Borrowing Agreement – Trainees must fill this in before borrowing a camera

Thermal Imaging Survey Record Form – Use this form to record all surveys completed
Thermal Imaging Training Slides – A useful reminder on how to use the cameras & understand their images

Thermal Camera Information:

Hikmicro Pocket 2:  Videos: Get Started, Controls.  User Manual

Flir C5, Get Started 

Flir E40: Get Started VideoAnnotated User Manual,  
Flir C2:  Video by Red Current. User Manuals: annotated, Long
Fluke TiR105:  Get started VideoAnnotated User Manual
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More Resources:

Thermal Image Examples
TI in a Heatwave
find how to keep your home cooler

Thank you for your donations, which help us loan more cameras with improved support to borrowers to meet the welcome, unprecedented demand.

– CCF Thermal Imaging Team,