Thermal Imaging

Posted on 11th October, 2011

As we all know, before installing expensive renewable energy sources in our homes – we must make it as energy efficient as possible first. As heating forms a large part of our energy usage, it is useful to know where we are losing heat – and the best way to do this is to get a thermal imaging survey done, preferably before and after the insulation and air-sealing work to your dwelling. The ‘before’ images will show where you need to make improvements and the ‘after’ images will show what you missed!

This photograph gives you an idea of what the survey can show you.thermal image

 

A typical thermal image of a block of flats constructed to the PassivHaus standard (right) versus a more traditionally built design (left).

Dwellings constructed to PassivHaus standards can have space heating energy requirement up to 90% less than existing building stock.

(Image courtesy of PassivHaus Institut Darmstadt.)

 

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