We took 2 identical houses
In our quest to demonstrate how customers can save money when they fit new Everest double or triple glazing we found 2 identical houses side by side. We then got up early one morning and with the help of an independent specialist called Adam who is a real life ‘thermogragher’ we measured the heat lost by both houses with a special camera. Woodbrook Cottage on the left has standard double glazing, Briar Cottage on the right has Everest Triple Glazing fitted. With his specialist camera Adam made images of both houses in exactly the same weather conditions to show the thermal loss from each house. The difference is clear to see with cold areas of a house – no heat loss shown in blue with warm areas where the heat loss is occurring shown as bright colours like green red and yellow.
Key points from the survey:
The thermographer and camera used for the experiement
Thermographic Survey Undertaken by Adam Smith, Thermographic Consultant, on the 11.01.16 with a Flir T640 Thermal Imaging Camera.
Process of the test
The survey was performed to provide a qualitative thermal performance comparison between two adjacent properties; Woodbrook House, with standard double glazing and Briar Cottage, with Everest AA++ Triple Glazing.
What the test visibly shows
Woodbrook showed greater energy loss through window panes, frames, and doorways. Briar Cottage had only slight energy loss from around its window frames, with little to no thermographic differentials shown in the centre of the panes.
Understanding the difference between thermal images
The darker colours on thermal images represent colder surfaces, and the lighter colours represent hotter surfaces where heat is being lost.
To read the expert’s full report click here.