Thame gears up for winter…

It’s difficult to think about freezing winters during the hot weather we’ve been having, but Thame is forward planning.
This winter you’ll be able to borrow a thermal imaging camera from Thame Town Hall to track down the draughts around your house or office.

Following Cosy Thame’s successful pilot project last winter using a thermal imaging camera borrowed from South Oxfordshire District Council, Thame now has its own camera thanks to a grant secured by Thame Green Living.

‘The camera is great for showing where you’ve got badly fitting doors, or radiators without insulation behind them leaking heat out into the street,’ says Councillor David Dawson from Cosy Thame. ‘We were able to help nearly thirty households examine their heat wastage last winter. That was despite having to wait for the camera to become available. Now Thame has its own camera we’re hoping many more households will benefit from this useful piece of equipment.’

The camera works best when there’s a temperature difference of at least 16c between inside and outside the house and your heating is on. So if you’re heating your home to 20c then it needs to be 4c or less outside for the camera to work properly.

To make best use of the camera Cosy Thame is training a number of Thermal Imaging Champions. If you want to attend a workshop there are two ready to book at the Thame Barns Centre. They start at 6:30pm. Click on the relevant link to book a place: 8 November 2023 7 December 2023

If you’d like to have your house checked out for heat leaks, then for a donation of £10.00 to Thame Green Living you can ask for one of the Thermal Imaging Champions to visit. Email to go on the waiting list.