West End residents offered free thermal image scans of homes
- Thermal imaging can reveal parts of homes that allow heat to escape.Ti Thermal Imaging
Residents in Dundee’s West End are being invited to take part in a free thermal imaging study.
Solar Cities Scotland, an environment charity based in the city, will be carrying out the project early next month in a bid to help people cut their household bills.
Project coordinator Sharon Bain said: “The project we run is Climate Challenge funded and it’s all about helping people reduce their carbon footprint.”
The charity has teamed up with company Ti Thermal Imaging to take the pictures.
They will call on 130 properties in the West End to begin with but they are also asking people in the area if their streets would be interested in taking part.
Ti Thermal Imaging is carrying out the work, the charity needs at least five households from each street to take part.
Normally an individual thermal imaging survey could be as much as £350 per property but participating households can get it done for free.
Solar Cities Scotland will also hold two public events in Blackness Community Library for people to find out about ways of cutting their carbon emissions.
Ms Bain said: “The images won’t cost them anything but could help save them money. We are holding two sessions in the community library and we are asking people to bring along their images and giving advice to save money in the cheapest way they can.
The charity will also bring along images of standard types of homes so people who have not had their property surveyed will still be able to pick up ideas.
“It could be hundreds of pounds they could save just by behaviour changes,” Sharon said.
“There are lower cost things they could do too. A radiator on an external wall will show up on the images. Often radiators are underneath windows so we can encourage people to use radiator panels to reflect heat back into the room,” she said.
Residents interested in taking part in the scheme should ring 01382 501730 or