Fairmount Heights residents at the town meeting this week will be shown pictures of their homes taken with infrared scanning equipment.

The photos demonstrate how heat escapes from the houses in the neighborhood and energy experts will give residents tips on weatherization.

The energy conservation project, sponsored by the Maryland Municipal League, aims to encourage residents to insulate their homes better against cold weather so they can save energy and cut fuel costs.

Donohoe Co., a Wisconsin-based company, combed the streets of Fairmount Heights and five other towns in Montgomery and Prince George's counties last month, scanning each house with infrared videotape equipment.

Black-and-white photographs that show areas where heat escapes with a lightened image have been made from the videotapes and will be presented at the town meeting.

Experts from Donohoe Co. will explain the photographs at the meeting.

Representatives from the Potomac Electric Power Co. also will be at the meeting to explain their services and ways to conserve energy.

Additional workshops in weatherization will be offered to the residents.

The meeting will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m., at the town hall, 717 60th Place. Coming up: Capitol Heights Town Council, 8 p.m. Monday, 1 Capitol Heights Blvd.

College Park City Council, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 4500 Knox Rd.

Laurel City Council, 8 p.m. Monday, 350 Municipal Square.

Takoma Park Town Council, 8 p.m. Monday, 7500 Maple Ave.

-- Kim Chappell