@scudo, do you find there’s much you can actually figure out with a single point non-contact thermometer like that?
I’ve been debating buying a thermal camera for a while now for the same reason, I suspect if nothing else being able to see a whole room/wall in one go would be a faster way to go about things.
One of the things that is frequently overlooked on the energy saving front is the elimination of drafts and insulation, insulation, insulation. Much greater savings to be made than fitting LED's even if not as 'sexy'............
Agreed. Draughts mostly, even in rental properties they are often something you can quickly and easily fix for basically no cost.
The number of people I know who don't seem to understand how much energy they're wasting by having the heating up high in the day and then opening a bedroom window at night amazes me though.
Even closing blinds and curtains has a larger effect that people tend to realise.
There's a noticeable improvement from me just closing the blind on my velux window! The blind's not thick or insulated in any way, but creating another air gap does help.
I'm not really sold on the likes of NEST thermostats myself or at least the cost benefits over a conventional one.
Also agreed. Buying a Nest isn't likely to save you money over a properly set up conventional timed thermostat.
We've been living in this old property for 17 years but are still finding drafts...............
I'd say that's one of the many joys of old properties but even a lot of newer properties aren't much better! It's only when you find developers who are actually leak testing buildings where you find new properties that are well sealed and free of (unintentional) draughts.