24 Nov 2009 11:11:08
Home energy efficiency scheme launched
Homeowners in Winchester looking to become more energy efficient will receive a helping hand this month.
The award-winning HeatSeekers vehicle is set to take to the district's roads, using thermal imaging technology to track down properties that could benefit from improved insulation.
Keith Hewitson, director of the Energy Saving Partnership, said: "The HeatSeekers thermal imaging vehicle has already created quite a buzz in the sector and we are delighted to see it in action in the Winchester District.
"The HeatSeekers vehicle is one of the key front-line weapons in the battle against climate change and is already playing an integral role in the plans to make UK homes more energy efficient."
Each vehicle has the ability to analyse up to 1,000 homes an hour.
After the region has been assessed, a panel of energy efficiency experts will take to the town, carrying out free surveys and explaining to residents how they can slash their bills and reduce their carbon footprints through simple energy-saving measures.
HeatSeekers has joined forces with Mark Group, the UK's biggest insulation company, to run the scheme.