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. More in this 2-page report.

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 to survey your home, those of friends or family and (we hope) others in your neighbourhood. It’s great to see your home in a new light and it provides good motivation to fix any problems that are revealed. More in this 2-page report.

Book a training session

Free online training, booking essential. 

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

Next Training in Early November. Look here nearer the time or…

Book a camera

Normal bookings are closed till November, or maybe late October, if it’s cold.

We lend cameras for free to people already trained to use them and , more importantly, to interpret the images.
In the meantime, if you want to borrow a camera to checkout why your home/a home is hot during a heatwave, please email: ticamera@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org 

We are currently unable to offer surveys. If you want a survey, come to a training session, or if that’s not your thing, perhaps you can persuade a friend to get trained and then survey your home?

Resources

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

Videos on how to use:  (please bear with any YouTube adverts)
Camera 1 – Fluke TiR
Camera 2 – Fluke TiR105
Camera 3 – Flir C5
Cameras 4-6, Flir C2 video from Red Current

User manuals for: 
Fluke TIR+ TiR 105
Flir C5  abridged
Flir C2 Short, annotated
Flir C2 Long