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Co-Heat Testing

This process enables calculation of the as-built thermographic properties of a building (macro U-value). The methodology involves data logging a series of temperature probes (internal & external) and power gauges, to determine the amount of energy required to reach and maintain the pre-set internal temperature of the property. To be effective, the structure must be completely controlled (i.e. the property must remain empty, with no-one allowed to enter, for the duration of the test); otherwise the results will be compromised. The longer the duration, the more representative the test will be. The minimum duration is three days.

This form of testing allows (relatively) quick evaluation of the effectiveness of proposed improvement works by comparing the energy required to heat the property before and after the works have been completed.