Thermal imaging surveys

If you would like to find out where heat is escaping from your home, local community volunteer groups take thermal images and give you advice on how to make improvements and save money on energy bills.

Using a thermal imaging camera, a trained volunteer can survey your home and capture thermal images like those below to show where energy is being wasted.

Thermal imaging surveys are carried out between October and March, when it's cold and you are using your heating. You will receive a picture and recommendations of ways to prevent or reduce heat loss, such as draught proofing and insulation.

Arrange a thermal image survey of your home

Please note - the service is run by volunteers and most of the groups are sharing thermal imaging cameras so the surveys aren't available in the areas below all through the winter.

To arrange a thermal imaging survey, contact your local community volunteer group from the list below:

Examples of thermal images

The 'before' and 'after' images below were taken last winter at a home in Blewbury, Oxfordshire:

  • Before picture: the redder tones show where the most heat is lost.
  • After thermal imaging was done, the homeowners installed ThermaWrap foil insulation and thin plywood sheeting on the door and internal walls. This was a simple and cost-effective way of reducing heat loss.

Thermal images before and after insulation

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB