Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector

rate 4.6
  • Brand: Black & Decker
  • Category: business& industrial

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The Black & Decker thermal leak detector helps you increase the efficiency of your home's insulation by finding leaky areas that can lead to higher heating and cooling bills. You'll instantly identify problem areas around drafty windows and doors, and uncover hidden leaks and insulation "soft spots" around your home. Check windows, ducts, and walls with the thermal reference light that indicates hot and cold spots. You can even use the detector to diagnose engine misfires or check your refrigerator and freezer settings.

  • Uses infrared sensors to measure surface temperatures
  • Helps homeowners track down power-draining drafts
  • Sold with a 5-step guide to fixing basic energy leaks and comes with the thermal leak detector
  • Plugging leaks can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs
  • Backed by a two-year warranty
Part Number TLD100
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 2.9 x 8.2 inches
Origin China
Item model number TLD100
Batteries: 1 9V batteries required.
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 2 Years


Lombard Street 4.0
383 of 396 people found the following review helpful
Since the KINTREX IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer is the main competition, let me provide some comparisons of the two products.I purchased this Black and Decker product because it has an innovative feature: A LED spot is projected on the surface that you are scanning. If the surface temperature is higher by 1 degree (or 5, 10 degrees) than a reference point you set, the LED color will turn red. Similarly if the temperature is lower, the color will turn blue. This saves me a lot of neck ... pain because I would not need to keep looking up and down between the ceiling I am scanning and the LCD screen on the device.However, the KINTREX device is far more technologically advanced (not surprising as KINTREX specializes in making precise measurement devices while Black and Decker is just a home and garden gadget makers. The disadvantaged of the Black and Decker product vs... More >
G. Stelzenmuller 5.0
308 of 319 people found the following review helpful
Even if you are an unfortunate non-tech "regular" person. Man, what fun to aim and read this dandy little hand-held temperature detector. This device reads the temperature difference between a "reference point" and wherever else it is pointed around the house (probably only from the inside!). The trick here is to see where temperatures are somewhat lower than the reference point. The reference point, by the way, should be some wall or surface that you suspect is kind of the "average" temperature ... of the house. This means that the home owner can more easily track down places where cold outdoor air could be leaking in, or where the insulation does not stop heat losses like they should. Leaks almost certainly will be the big heat loss killers (or heat gain into an air conditioned space inside in the summer).Once leaks and losses are narrowed down, then a trip to the hardware store to get some caulk, weather stripping, and limited insulation for hopefully less than one hundred... More >
Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias" 5.0
239 of 256 people found the following review helpful
Customer Video Review Length:: 2:38 MinsLots of details have already been presented by other excellent reviews. The accompanying video provides some details that may have been overlooked and shows how simple this is to use.BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews, accompanied by detailed videos, can take the place of first-hand experiences that are often lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and try to return the favor as best as I can ... . I hope you found this review helpful and the video at least entertaining. If there was anything you thought was lacking or unclear leave a comment and I'll do what I can to fix it. More >