How Drones Can Help You Beat The Energy Crisis

The UK and many other countries are facing an unprecedented energy bill crisis. Cornwall Insight has warned that the average energy bills for a typical home could reach £4,266 in 2023. With this higher estimate, average households could see themselves paying up to £355 per month (as compared to the current £164). 

With this exponential increase in the cost of living, many are looking for an effective way to cut their energy bills ahead of the coming winter months. Perhaps one of the most effective ways of doing this is by ensuring your home is as energy efficient as possible. At Vantage UAV, our drone-based inspections provide individuals and property managers with an excellent way to do so.

How can drones help individuals save?

According to energy supplier E.ON, it’s estimated that 19 million homes across the country require urgent energy improvements.

Heat loss is perhaps the most significant contributor to wasted energy within households. As such, one of the most effective ways drones can help properties increase their energy efficiency is through thermal imaging inspections. 

Our drones quickly assess your entire property to identify where heat leaks from your building. 

Whether it be from broken tiles and holes in your roof, gaps surrounding your windows, or areas where insulation is damaged or has been fitted incorrectly. The thermal imaging camera survey detects exactly where heat is escaping from.

With this knowledge, you can take remedial action to reduce energy waste, bills and your carbon footprint. Although remedial work could be costly (but would undoubtedly pay for itself over time), knowing where your property is leaking heat allows you to make minor, affordable improvements which have a massive impact. 

For example, pushing misplaced insulation back into place in a particular spot is much cheaper than re-insulating a whole building. Similarly, replacing the sealant around an individual window leaking heat is a much cheaper fix than replacing multiple windows. For those with solar panels, drone roof inspections ensure your panels are in perfect operating condition – effectively maintaining a renewable energy source and reducing your reliance on costly fossil fuels.

How can drones help property managers?

Drone inspections can also help housing associations and property managers reduce their operating costs and improve the experience of their tenants. In the face of rising energy bills and the increased cost of living, the demand from tenants for home inspections will increase.

To effectively deal with this extra demand, taking advantage of drone property inspections could save you substantial costs. When compared to traditional, manual inspection methods, the benefits of drones are clear to see. Drone inspections are typically under an hour and only require one staff member. That allows you to save on ever-increasing labour costs and reduce time spent at each job. Drones also eliminate the need for costly access equipment such as cranes, cherrypickers and vehicles used to transport heavy equipment like scaffolding. Drones are battery-powered, meaning you also save on the energy costs needed to use vehicles which rely on fossil fuels.

Conclusion

In the face of the upcoming energy crisis, thermal drone inspections offer a great solution to increase your home’s energy efficiency. By detecting exactly where heat is leaking from your property, you can make minor adjustments that could result in major cost savings.

For property managers, drone inspections allow you to carry out your operations more efficiently and effectively.

Are you interested in taking advantage of drones to combat the energy crisis? Get in touch with one of our experts at Vantage UAV now.

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