STAFFORD and Stone residents can see if they live in a hot property - thanks to a new thermal map.
Stafford Borough Council commissioned thermal imaging of the entire borough, which was carried out over three nights in March 2013. A plane containing a thermal imaging camera flew across the borough and the results are now on the council website.
The colour-coded map indicates heat emissions and residents will be able to see how their home compares with nearby properties in surrounding streets and other areas.
Homes and areas emitting more heat – due to factors such as poor insulation – will be coloured red while homes emitting less heat will be blue.
The council aims to help residents in areas emitting the most heat by offering advice on home insulation schemes.
The project has cost £41,000, with Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group and Staffordshire County Council contributing £10,000.
The information can be viewed here