Thermal imaging of houses in Norwich could convince homeowners to compare energy companies for domestic efficiency deals.
Broadland District council recently hired a plane to take aerial thermal photos of homes and businesses in the Norwich area and to identify buildings most in need of energy-efficient measures.
Homeowners can seek features such as double-glazing and cavity wall insulation to reduce their heat loss and impact on the size of their energy bills. Many low-income families are entitled to financial assistance to help cover the initial installation costs.
Andy Jarvis, head of environmental services at Broadland, said: "We do a lot on domestic energy conservation already and realised it would be useful to see if any of the homes which were particularly hot were properties where people had not insulated their lofts."
With energy prices having leapt dramatically over the course of the last year, the government has prioritised efficiency as the best way of reducing the impact of increased costs.
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