Thermal Imaging Cash Boost
Wednesday 14th November 2012
Clackmannanshire Council has secured £130,000 in additional funding to help tackle energy inefficiency in the home.
The Council has obtained £130,000 from the Scottish Government to identify owner/occupiers houses that are losing heat in the cavity walls of their homes, and to update energy performance certificates in properties that have recently had new insulation measure installed.
Using hi-technology equipment the Council will carry out thermal imaging surveys of homes to identify where heat is being lost.
Clackmannanshire Council's Convener of Housing, Councillor Les Sharp, said: "The Council will be targeting older properties and areas that have been identified as having the potential for having failed insulation due to the age and type of insulation installed.
"Where insulation is failing, funding is available to remove the old insulation and to install new cavity wall insulation for free.
"The replacement of failed insulation will help prevent cold spots, dampness and condensation."
Council officers will be working with specialists to carry out the surveys and to analyse the findings.
Owner occupiers who suspect that their cavity wall insulation may have failed can arrange for a free survey by calling 01259 450000.
The updating of Energy Performance Certificates in homes that have recently had energy efficient measures installed, will help get the local authority to update national records and plan for future funding bids.
Funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The scheme will end in March 2013.
Thermal Imaging requires to be carried out in the evening when it is dark and the home is being heated, and no access into the home is required. As a result the Council will also notify Central Scotland Police of the areas that thermal imaging is being carried out.