UTTLESFORD: Meet the Heatseekers

PUBLISHED: 18:05 28 March 2010 | UPDATED: 22:11 31 May 2010

A PROJECT using thermal imaging technology to identify households which could save money on their heating bills has been touring the streets of Uttlesford. During night-time over the winter months, special vehicles equipped with thermal cameras have been

A PROJECT using thermal imaging technology to identify households which could save money on their heating bills has been touring the streets of Uttlesford.

During night-time over the winter months, special vehicles equipped with thermal cameras have been driving through Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Stansted Mountfitchet to find homes that could benefit from additional insulation.

By observing the amount of heat escaping from properties, and whereabouts on buildings heat is seeping out, experts are able to pinpoint areas where new insulation could benefit both the environment and householders' finances.

The HeatSeekers project is the work of the Energy Saving Partnership, working with Uttlesford District Council and the Herts Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP).

After carefully reviewing the images taken, HeatSeeker experts have identified the homes which may be lacking cavity wall or loft insulation.

Over the next few weeks its surveyors will be knocking on the doors of these houses, showing residents the thermal image of their property and talking to them about the insulation measures which are available to them. They will also be revealing just how much money they could save on heating bills by insulating their home - up to £265 each year.

If any homeowner would like a free insulation survey on their property please call HeatSeekers on 0800 111 4968 or visit homeheatseekers.co.uk

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