just having the right tool really does make a big difference.
In my inspection pouch I have many gadgets but this month
I want to feature one that is getting more and more use
daily. I have a laser sighted digital thermometer. This
piece of equipment has become tremendously important in
several ways as I perform my tour through someones
of the various uses
obviously testing the heating
and cooling is right on top of the list. A quick reading
at the plenum and at the register will let me know the differential
and indeed if the unit is functioning but also hot spots
on breakers in the panels and on controls may indicate typically
hidden problems. Testing electric heat and radiant heat
is a snap with this unit as well.
having a digital thermometer tucked in my tool belt when
I inspected appliances I hated waiting for elements to heat
up. Then they would get so hot Id have to protect
my client from hot ovens and elements on the cooktop. The
digital thermometer reads the jump in temperature almost
immediately and I do not have to waste lots of time once
I know an element is working. Temperature of the water,
the refrigerator, and the freezer also are quickly figured
can measure the temps in an attic and in the peak of a cathedral
ceiling room to show heat rise and with the laser I can
point to something thirty feet away and have my client see
it without needing them to traverse an attic or a basement
crawl area. If the cat is driving you crazy, they will follow
the laser like a cat toy. I was told this is helpful when
the cat has left the home accidentally, you can lead them
back into the home with some ease.
particular unit I use is a Raytek Mini Temp and it works
with a 9 volt battery. The unit can read both Fahrenheit
and centigrade and is a great addition to my toolkit. See
the product here.
sell this model at the school for about $99.00 and there
is a nice optional belt holder to reduce the chance of dropping
or losing it.
Perhaps you have some additional ideas for use of this tool
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