Home Energy Kit


Start saving on your monthly utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home by borrowing the Home Energy Kit.

This lending program is possible through a partnership with the City of Kelowna and FortisBC.

Request the Home Energy Kit


About the Kit

The Home Energy Kit includes:

  • Energy Monitor: Measures the efficiency of household appliances
  • A Thermal Imaging Camera: Used with the FLIR ONE app, this device plugs into most smartphones and visually displays heat loss in your home.

Separate kits are available for iOS and Android devices.


Books from the ORL

Here are some book ideas to help you learn more about conserving energy in your home:


Additional Resources

Better Homes BC 
Better Homes helps British Columbians find rebates that save energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

FortisBC: Energy-Saving Tips
Check out these energy-saving tips and how-to videos. By making a few simple changes you can keep your energy consumption in check and even save money on your utility bills.

FortisBC: Home Energy Calculator
Find out how much energy and money you could save if you upgraded your appliances or water heating and space heating and/or cooling systems with the home energy calculator.

Government of British Columbia: Greening Your Home
Find out how you can upgrade your home for energy savings.

Government of Canada: Energy Efficiency for Homes
Find information on how to assess and improve the energy performance of old and new homes. Learn about the government programs and incentives that help Canadians consume less energy and save money.

How to use the FLIR ONE app

For technical support, visit FLIR.CustHelp.com

How to use the FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera (YouTube video)

How to Check a House for Missing Insulation with FLIR ONE (YouTube video)

Thermal Imaging 101 with FLIR ONE (YouTube video)




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We want to know all about your experience using this Library of Things kit at home. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey.


Lending Policy

  • Each Home Energy kit can be borrowed for 2 weeks.
  • The borrower is responsible for lost, missing, and damaged pieces.
  • 1 renewal if no one else is waiting for the item. 
  • Return the kit to a staff member at the front desk of your nearest ORL location. Do not use the book drop or leave them outside the library. 
  • BC One Card patrons: Library of Things kits must be checked out and returned to one of the Okanagan Regional Library branches.