Home Conservation Assessment
These kits include:
- Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor: Measures the amount of electricity used by electronic devices when turned on, turned off and in standby settings.
- Infrared Thermometer: Measures the temperature of surfaces to help identify areas in your home that would benefit from increased weather proofing and insulation.
- Freezer/Refrigerator Thermometer: Measures the temperature of your fridge and freezer to ensure they are set to the optimal level. Incorrect settings could lead to more energy being used.
- Drip Gauge: Measures water loss from dripping faucets or pipes so you can calculate how much water is wasted each year.
- Flow Meter Bag: Measures the flow rate of water from faucets and showerheads to identify if your home could benefit from installing high efficiency fixtures.
- Hot Water Temperature Card: Measures water temperature from fixtures to detect if the hot water tank is set to the optimal level.
- Digital Timer: Used with multiple items in the toolkit to ensure precise measurements.
- Energy & Water Conservation Toolkit User Guide (pdf) : Includes instructions to walk you through the assessment and actions you can take to reduce energy use in your home.
The FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera is a great complement to a home conservation assessment, which can be completed using the Energy & Water Conservation Toolkit. This camera displays thermal images to help you detect patterns and sources of energy loss throughout your home.
Two cameras available: the FLIR Ex series and FLIR TG165.
Cameras can be used to:
- Detect missing insulation and compromised roofing
- HVAC air flow and equipment issues
- Radiant heating malfunctions
These items are borrowed separately and may not be available at all branches. Contact Red Deer Public Library for information on borrowing.