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Number 327, Infra-Red Temperature Reader. These cost around $100 but can be found on sale every now and again for around $50 as we did last year.
This is a good device for use during the winter to locate areas of the outside wall that are colder than others. This of course is a sign of insufficient insulation which is costing you money through higher home heating bills. With ours we found cold air leaks around basement fireplace which we have subsequently sealed.
We also used it to test the temperature of the air intake unit in our basement through which air is passed from just above the basement floor into our solar air heater and then returned through a duct in the basement’s drop ceiling.
INSTALL COST – Middle INSTALL COMPLEXITY – Simple
FREQUENCY – Habit FINANCIAL PAYBACK – Large
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