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TLD100 Black and Decker Thermal Leak Detector

Updated on December 6, 2012
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TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector

Now that the weather is turning cold again, we are going to spend a great deal of money trying to heat our homes. The truth is that not all of the money that we spend on heating our home is actually used on heating our home; many people spend too much money each year because of poor insulation. That is where the TLD100 from Black & Decker can help you save money on your heating costs.

This Leak Detector by Black and Decker finds leaky areas that can lead to higher cooling bills in the summer and higher heating bills in the winter. Most of the time one would need a professional to do this for us, but now you can instantly determine places in the home where your insulation may not be as good as you thought it was. It checks walls, windows, and even ducts. You can even use it on your fridge to see if it is still working as it should.

Isn't it time that you paid for the energy that is actually used to heat and cool your home rather than the energy that goes to waste? Monitor your home's energy efficiency and find the places that let the cold air in and let heat out. With an included booklet, it is so easy that anyone can do it. You just follow the steps indicated in the TLD100 booklet and you instantly know whether or not you are losing energy. That is what makes it a great investment for anyone who wants to reduce their energy bill.

  • Sold with a handy booklet to help fix basic leaks - a five step guide
  • Plugging leaks can save up to 20 percent
  • Advanced use of IR sensors to measure differences in surface temperatures
  • It allows homeowners to find power-draining drafts
  • A two-year warranty

Tips for saving money on monthly heating costs

You can bring your energy bills down and improve your home's heating efficiency. When you work at sealing the leaks and improving the insulation you can save up to 20 percent on your energy consumption bills. Use your TLD100 to find those leaks and figure out what you need to do to stop them. It can be as simple as making a quick trip to your local hardware store to pick up some caulking and weather stripping to get the job done. If need be you may also want to pick up a small bit of insulation to make the repair complete, all dependent upon your situation.

  • If you have a programmable thermostat, program it for a low heat in the evening, you're under the blankets anyhow.
  • Instead of turning up the heat in the whole house when you feel a bit chilled, buy a small space heater to keep your toes warm in the room you are in. I'm not saying turn your furnace off, just leave it at a lower heat setting. Warm where you're at.
  • If you have older and perhaps a bit drafty windows that are not used in the winter put up some plastic sheeting to seal the windows better, it will help keep the hot air from escaping.


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    • Magdelene profile image

      Magdelene 5 years ago from Okotoks

      Happy new year to you too Bill, thanks for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great tool that is! We just might have to get one of those. Thanks for steering me in that directions, and Happy New Year to you!

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      Magdelene 5 years ago from Okotoks

      thanks Teaches, and on top of that they could save money on heating and cooling costs too.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      What a useful tool. I really think this would be a great gift idea for men. I can see this "toy" would really be used and enjoyed.