Village uses thermal imaging camera to tackle heat loss and save money

thermal imaging camera used to identify areas of heat loss
A thermal imaging camera can be hired by residents to help identify where their homes could be losing heat (Image credit: Gunnislake Community Matters)

Residents of a village in the United Kingdom are using a thermal imaging camera in an effort to lower their energy bills. The camera is able to identify where homes may be losing heat, enabling residents to find solutions to reduce energy consumption. 

The thermal imaging camera is being used by residents of Calstock Parish, in South East Cornwall, and was bought by the local Gunnislake Community Matters Group. The idea to invest in the technology came from another English village, located in Wiltshire, where chairman of the Group, Ross Hanley, used to live. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.