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Thermal camera rental for checking insulation?

  • 27-08-2021 11:30am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,829 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin


    I saw video a while back from the UK that an energy provider over there (Octopus Energy) were letting people rent a FLIR One thermal camera that plugs into a smartphone for a week.

    I think it was basically free, you just paid a refundable deposit in case the camera got broken and you were in a queue since they didn't have many cameras

    The idea was that you could look at your house when the heating was on and see if there were any hot spots where the heat was leaking through gaps in insulation or air gaps

    Does anyone know if there's any budget friendly thermal camera rentals in Ireland? Most of the ones around seem very high end and the cheapest rental I've seen is €100 per day, which is probably more than I'd save in finding any insulation gaps



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