Giant Tiger Shopping
I was browsing around our new Giant Tiger store this afternoon waiting for Wendy and noticed they have infrared heaters for sale for about $200. It looked like a pretty good deal. As I was looking at the display a woman came along pushing a shopping cart and started asking me questions about the heaters, I think she figured I worked there. Before long her daughter joined in, and someone else.
Of course, I have never been one to set someone straight, at least not right off the bat, so I let them believe whatever they wanted to believe, and answered their questions….mostly by reading the answers directly off the information on the box, because, lets face it, I know diddly squat about infrared heaters…or anything else for that matter. (as my disclaimer at the bottom of this blog clearly points out)
Well, needless to say, I didn’t make the sale, which I suppose doesn’t matter considering I don’t work at Giant Tiger and the people who do were probably wondering what the heck I was doing demonstrating heating systems to women. Eventually I managed to move away, wandering over to the grocery section, leaving my home heating customers to fend for themselves.
Thermal Leak Detector
So when I got home I started researching infrared heaters and came across something else, something that would be useful around home and around the camp, especially Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector which is not what I started out looking for, but it turns out it is something that might be good to have. In fact, buying this thermal leak detector may mean I don’t need to buy an infrared heater because I will be able to monitor where heat is escaping from our home in the city and at the cottage.
According to the instructions, you set the thermal leak detector temperature tolerance to one, five or ten degrees and then just scan the light across the area you are concerned about, for example around a window frame. The thermal leak detector lets you know where the leaks are in both warm and cool weather.
With one of these thermal leak detectors you can check for drafts and leaks around your fireplace, recessed lighting, electrical outlets(usually a big source of drafts) along floor molding, and anywhere else where the sealing might not be up to par.
This thermal leak detector comes with a booklet of tips and instructions to help you get the most from what it has to offer and how to seal leaks and improve the insulation in your home. You’ll benefit in both winter and summer because insulation keeps heat in during cold weather and heat out during hot weather, cutting down on your energy consumption and saving you and me money. Gotta like that.
This thermal leak detector seems to me to be a handy tool to have in your family and mine…well…we’re all one big happy family aren’t we? You can use this leak detector to check your refrigerator and freezer temperatures to make sure they are working at top efficiency.
But wait…there’s more, if you are mechanically inclined, you can also use this handy thermal leak detector tool to diagnose engine problems relating to overheating or coolant leaks, and maybe, just maybe avoid expensive mechanical repairs. Oh and you can also use it to check the operation of your HVAC system….I am starting to wonder how I managed to live this long without one of these thermal leak detectors in my tool box.
You don’t have to take my word for it, here is more information: Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector
I got kind of distracted, guess I will research infrared space heaters tomorrow….
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