See the Heat

Book now to borrow a thermal camera [available Jan 21]!

The See The Heat program provides the opportunity to take home a thermal imaging camera that connects to your smart phone to learn more about the energy efficiency of your home.  A thermal imaging camera allows you to see how well your house is insulated, how well doors and windows seal, what plug in’s and outlets are particularly leaky, and the effects of leaving chimney flues open when not in use. 

Thermal images are an interesting way to see your house in a new light, and learn about the opportunities that you might have to improve the comfort and energy performance of your house.

How to Participate

The thermal imaging camera may be borrowed by any student participating in Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling program in Kalso, Creston or Castlegar.  

All Beyond Recycling students in these areas will also be given a free FortisBC draft-proofing kit which contains: Electrical switch and outlet draft insulators, window insulation, and weather stripping (for doors or windows).

How to Reserve 

Cameras can be loaned for a maximum of 2 days or over a weekend. Head over to our simple online booking system to reserve your time with the See the Heat camera [Booking system will be available on January 21].

To reserve a camera, simply click on the day you want to start your reservation and then click Create Reservation. Enter your email address. Then on the reservation page, make sure you are selecting the camera you want under Resources (Android or iPhone) and the dates you want. Your booking should start in the afternoon and end in the morning. Remember, you can only book for two days or one weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday morning). Enter your full name and phone number (these are kept private) and click create. You’ll receive an email with your booking details and another email with account details, should you need to change or cancel your booking.

How to use Camera

The thermal camera kit will come with an instructional brochure, download it here or check out the video below.

Taking Care of the Camera

Please ensure that you or your child pick up and return the camera directly to the classroom teacher.

The replacement cost for lost or damaged cameras are $303 for the FLIR iOS and $384 for the FLIR Android.


This opportunity is developed through a partnership with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling Program, and FortisBC.


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