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Plane set to take thermal images of Cedar Falls


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) Don't worry when you see a small plane flying around Cedar Falls Thursday night.

The plane, contracted through Kucera International, is taking thermal photographs to help Cedar Falls become a more energy efficient community.

The thermal photographs will show temperature variations on roofs.

If the images show a building is losing a lot of heat, extra insulation may help improve energy efficiency.

The process will last from about 11 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday.

Besides the plane, about 25 utility workers will be on the ground and on roofs taking temperatures.

The last time this was done in Cedar Falls was 1979.

"The plane will fly somewhere around a thousand feet and they're going to make I think 54 laps from north to south in Cedar Falls and that takes about seven minutes per lap," said Pete Olson with Cedar Falls Utilities.

We have a sample of what the imaging will look like.

It will take several months to get the images from Cedar Falls back.

When they're available, you can go online and type in your address to see images of your house or business.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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