Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector saves energy

We all could use a few extra ways to save money right now. But what if you could save cash and help the environment, too? This new Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector can help you find drafts in your home so they can be repaired and you won't have to deal with wasteful heating and cooling bills anymore.

Loss of hot or cold air is especially problematic in older homes. This detector, however, can help you pinpoint problem areas so they can be fixed right away. It helps that this thing is pretty simple to use.

All you have to do is aim it at a wall. The device will then take a reference temperature. Next, point it at areas from which you suspect leaks are originating. Then, it's as simple as a red or blue indicator to let you know whether or not you've found a hot or cold spot. The temperature can be display in the LCD screen as well, to let you know just how serious a problem this is. Once you've found the leaks, the guide that comes with it will instruct you on how to seal and better insulate your home for greater energy savings. You can get the Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector soon for $39.99.

[via Coolest Gadgets]