top of page

Thermal Imaging for Vounteers

Thank you for offering your time to help others with taking thermal images of their homes.  In order to do this you must participate in some basic training.  The section below will help you with this.

Untitled design (8).png

How to use a Thermal Imaging Camera

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council has permission to share the following video with you to assist with your training.

Getting Started. (video 1)(Copyright New Forest Transition.)

Potential Faults You Might Find During a Home Visit

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council has permission to share the following video with you to assist with your training.

What to look for during a home visit (video 2). (Copyright New Forest Transition.)

Presentation: How to Interpret Thermal Images

  • Attend in groups of two.

  • One of you will take the pictures while your partner takes notes on the provided form on any concerns found in each room.

  • The findings and the image will be given to an officer.  The images will be uploaded from the camera and sent with a report of findings to the resident. You will need to check that the content of the report is correct before it is sent to the resident.

What you can and cannot do during a home visit

  • You cannot attend on your own.

  • You can point out areas using the thermal imaging camera that may indicate a problem, such as a draught from a door, window or catflap, cold areas on ceilings that could indicate inadequate or compacted insulation, or cold spots on walls that may indicate thermal bridging or damp spots.

  • You cannot  'tell' the resident what they need to do or recommend a company or service to complete any work that may or may not be necessary.

  • You can advise of cheap energy savings methods that may be useful, such as using the TVR on their radiators, turning the thermostat down by 1 degree, using a draught excluder or heavy curtains, or creating a letter box, keyhole, catflap covers etc.

How to complete a home visit

bottom of page