Thermal Leak Detector

It’s hard to miss the dire news lately. Carbon emissions from the world’s industrialized countries are leading to global warming. Global warming is causing wacky and insane weather that causes crops to fail, the polar ice caps to melt, and species to face extinction. The news seems grim. But luckily, there are many ways to prevent global warming and climate change, and many of those ways can be implemented by ordinary people. Some of these ways include cutting down on necessary trips or recycling, but one even easier way to “go green” and save the earth is to cut down on your home utility bills.

That may sound difficult. After all, you probably already do not leave the television on when you are not using it, or leave lights on all night. And when you use your air conditioner and heater, it’s likely you are using them because the temperature outside would make the house too uncomfortable otherwise. But there is another, painless ways to go green, and use less energy (with the added bonus of saving money on your utility bills), and that way is to simply use a thermal leak detector to find trouble spots where energy may be leaking out of your home.

The way a thermal leak detector works is simple. It helps you find weak areas in your home’s insulation that may be letting your heat and cool air escape and lead to higher utility bills. Using a thermal leak detector around windows often finds drafts. The same thing happens when you use thermal leak detectors around doors. There can also be what are called “insulation soft spots” in other less common areas of your home. It’s up to you to use a thermal leak detector to find them and treat them. Your wallet, and Mother Earth, will thank you profusely.

But how does a thermal leak detector manage to do this? A thermal leak detector uses infrared sensors to measure surface temperatures in your home. When the sensor is focused on a draft, it will show a change in temperature, meaning that it has detected a trouble spot that needs your attention. After you have used your thermal leak detector to find leaks, you can then take proactive action to stop further leakage. This could include caulking windows to adding weather stripping to windows and doors. According to some estimates, simply adding weatherproofing to a home can save homeowner’s up to 20% on heating and cooling costs!

While the most common use for a thermal leak detector is checking your home for leaks and drafts, the thermal leak detector can also be used in other ways. For example, you can use your thermal leak detector to check your refrigerator and freezer settings. Older refrigerators and freezers are often energy inefficient, and with a thermal leak detector you can ascertain whether it’s time to repair or replace your old fridge. A hobby mechanic can also find many uses for a thermal leak detector. Thermal leak detectors are great for use on your car in diagnosing engine misfires. They can even be used to check your home heating, air conditioning and ventilation system for possible problems. This could let you know when preventative maintenance needs to be done.

Thermal leak detectors can also be used anywhere else around the home that may benefit from temperature detection. Of course, before investing in a thermal leak detector, be sure to speak with a sales professional who is knowledgeable about their function. The newest thermal leak detectors come with digital screens for easing reading, and many thermal leak detectors come complete with warranties.

This Thermal Leak Detector Review is Written/Updated on Dec 3rd, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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