FLIR Councillors at Energy DayWe were excited to try out a new thermal imaging camera at our Energy Day in March. This is a valuable tool that can be used to identify hot and cold spots in buildings and help to pinpoint where insulation needs to be improved. It certainly identified cold spots at the Foxlowe (if we hadn’t already felt them for ourselves) but we also used it to identify hot spots – perhaps the hot air emanating from politicians?  To be fair, the image shown above primarily shows how we lose heat from the top of our heads and how a thick head of hair or headwear can minimise the loss.

Starting this autumn, MCA’s Energy Group will be trialling a new service using this camera to help you track down problems with your home.

We plan to start with our members, so if you are a member and are interested in being a "beta tester" or Guinea pig, please register your interest with us. On the basis of that preliminary exercise, we will go on to develop a model for offering a basic service to a wider audience. However, we do need to make it clear from the off that we don’t intend to stray into professional surveying.

We are very grateful to Leek Building Society who funded the camera.

If you would like to be involved in any way, either as a beta tester or in developing the project, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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