County offers thermal imaging cameras to detect energy use


The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is offering county residents thermal imaging cameras to help monitor energy use in their homes.

The cameras are available only to borrow through Montgomery County Public Libraries.  Officials say the easy-to-use cameras are designed to create visual heat maps to reveal hot and cold spots in your home to show areas where it’s losing or gaining energy. The devices attach directly to Android or iPhone. The information gathered from these cameras is meant to essentially decrease utility bills. The devices are available at four libraries in the county.

“This is to help residents understand their energy use, find ways to reduce their energy use, and these all roll up into the counties really ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals,” said Lindsey Shaw – Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Manager, Energy and Sustainability Programs.

These cameras align with the county-wide goal to become carbon neutral by 2035.

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