We’re supporting community groups across Cumbria to offer free thermal imaging surveys to neighbours, friends and other residents in their area from late October onwards.
Thermal imaging can identify cold spots in your home, such as draughts around windows and doors, missing and defective insulation, water ingress, damp, and cold bridges. It can indicate both quick fixes and areas that require professional advice, and support you on your journey to make your home warmer, cheaper to heat and lower your home’s carbon footprint.
The thermal imaging camera detects the heat emitted by objects and shows it in a colour-coded way – the colder areas are shown in blue and the warmer ones in red.
CAfS have trained volunteers in Alston; Ambleside; Greysouthen, Bridgefoot, Little Clifton and Eaglesfield; Keswick; Levens & Arnside and the Melbreak area to conduct the surveys, including getting sign up to a code of conduct for being in other people’s homes. We’ve also provided the cameras, which are high spec FLIR cameras which are calibrated to give accurate readings.