Energy Surveys

thermal image picture house outside

Would your house look like this from the outside? If it was cold outside the house, and warm inside, and you had a thermal imaging camera to take the picture, you would be worried. Why? Because the red is heat escaping, and it is obvious that some of this house does not have cavity wall insulation, and the windows are leaking heat too (even though they are double glazed). This is in fact a very old Wilmslow house on the left with a modern extension that has been insulated.

Transition Wilmslow wants to reduce our carbon emissions and save money in the process for everyone. Over the past 3 years, they have surveyed 150 Wilmslow and Handforth houses, and saved lots of money for people.

What can you learn from an energy survey? Andrew Backhouse, from Transition Wilmslow said:

“One house surveyed by Chris Daniel in the last two weeks should halve its energy bills thanks to his visit – whilst we don’t promise that for everyone, there are always tricks you can learn. Hanging washing outside and drawing curtains can make quite a difference, let alone insulating the walls and floors!”

If you’d like to have your house surveyed with a thermal imaging camera and learn how you could save money, or you’d like to learn how to survey houses give Ali Berry a ring on 07887 425387. Or fill out your name and email on the contact form and we will get in touch.

Thanks to help from Wilmslow Town Council, Transition Wilmslow is able to offer this service again this winter.

Save Energy this Month!


Here it is: November’s challenge is all about small steps to save Energy in the home.

Whether it’s switching off the lights when you leave the room or draw the curtains to keep heat in in the evening, let’s all start to reduce our  demand on the grid so that renewable energy solutions can be the main players in the mix.

Get yourselves a free thermal imaging survey done this winter to find out where you can make the most difference, and borrow an energy meter from the library at no cost to watch those kWhs go down!

And if you’re unsure about why we need to think about this, why not come to our film night: Chasing Ice on 12th November!

Low Carbon Pot Luck Supper – 27 July 2014, 6pm

If you want to find out a bit more about how to cook or make food using less energy then come along to the Energy Group’s low carbon pot luck supper at Helen Lederer’s house, this Sunday (27 July) at 6pm. Bring something to eat with a card describing what it is, how it was made, where the ingredients came from etc. so that we can have an idea of the energy and carbon involved in making it. Please can you email for more information or to let us know if you are coming so that we have an idea of numbers.

Also check out the following page on the Transition Town website for a recent article by Andrew Backhouse about what the Energy Group has been up to recently.

Film Night Tonight

We are showing the Film ‘No Impact Man’ at Wilmslow Library, Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 7.30pm.  (Suggested donation for tea & cake – £2.00)


No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem?? Can Colin Beavan and his family do this?

See the trailer here

(warning: colourful language!)