Arlington, VA

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Valentine’s day is almost upon us. To celebrate, we’re sharing a thermal camera video of fresh strawberries dipped into hot melty chocolate. 

A year ago the Energy Lending Library was created by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) in partnership with Arlington Public Library. The lending library included 4 thermal cameras. Was anyone interested? The answer was a resounding YES! There was an immediate 7-month backlog to use the cameras. 

The Rethink Energy Program added 7 more cameras to help ease demand but the backlog persisted. Residents expressed that the wait list was still too long to use the cameras. WE HEARD YOU!  Later this month we are again doubling (12 more) the number of thermal cameras in the library system (23 total).

Thermal imaging cameras are a great tool because they can see what your eyes can’t. You’ll see hot and cold spots where insulation is missing, identify where air is getting in or out of your house, and more.

Show your home some love and reserve a thermal camera today. Once the new cameras are put into the Library inventory you’ll be able to use them shortly.

If you spot energy opportunities in your home, don’t forget to take advantage of Arlington’s Home Energy Rebate Program!


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