One of my favorite gadgets in my tool chest is my TLD100 Black & Decker Leak Detector. It is basically an infrared digital thermometer with a twist. The way you use the TLD100 is you point it at a wall in your house to set a baseline temperature, then you set the temperature variance (1 degree, 2 degrees, 5 degrees etc,). The TLD100 will then shoot a green dot on your wall, if you move to an area that is hotter the dot will turn red, move to an area that is colder the dot will turn blue. The light system makes hunting leaks much quicker and easier. More details and video on the Black & Decker TLD100 after the break.
Easy-to-Read Color Coding and Screen
The Thermal Leak Detector makes it easy to monitor your home’s energy efficiency by finding areas that let heat out and cold air in. Simply set the detector’s temperature tolerances to one, five, or 10 degrees and scan the light across the area you want to inspect. The light will change to red for warmer spots and blue for cooler spots to detect air leaks in both warm and cool weather. The detector also displays temperatures in either Fahrenheit or Celsius on the LCD screen. Check for drafts or leaks around your fireplace, recessed lighting, electrical outlets, along floor molding, or any place that may have improper seals, caulking, or seams that aren’t immediately visible. An included booklet gives you tips and instructions on how to seal leaks and improve insulation.
Cut Energy Bills and Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
Sealing the leaks and improving insulation in your home can help you save as much as 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills. An efficient, greener home will stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter, increasing its resale value.
Multiple Uses to Handle Uncommon Tasks
Use the Thermal Leak Detector to check your refrigerator and freezer temperatures and efficiency. Diagnose engine problems related to overheating or coolant leaks to avoid costly repairs and mechanic bills down the road. The Thermal Leak Detector can also check the operation of your HVAC system, so you can perform preventative maintenance as needed.
The Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector is covered by a two-year warranty.
What’s in the Box
Thermal Leak Detector, five-step guide on how to insulate and seal your house