Even though most HVAC service technicians and maintenance personnel work all year round dealing with heating and cooling problems, we have divided our product selection into two parts (Cooling and Heating Season) in order to facilitate selection of test equipment for the HVAC Heating Season.
The most common testers used for testing heating equipment issues include: combustion analyzers, combustible gas detectors, manometers, CO detectors and analyzers, HVAC multimeters and clamp meters, video borescopes, air velocity meters and CFM anemometers, and laser thermometers.
What are the newest testing innovations used in the heating season?
IR imaging thermometers and thermal cameras to scan heating units, furnaces and boilers for problems that are shown via increased or decreased temperatures of various parts of equipment. Since there is now more need for reporting and data transfer, all techs want to have new equipment with either Bluetooth or other wireless communication.
How can these technologies translate into money made?
Thermal inspections and air flow balancing presents more opportunities to get additional revenue from your existing customers. Many HVAC service companies have started using thermal cameras in their programs, which can not only help diagnose equipment related problems but also find heat leaks via missing insulation or faults in air ducts.
Air flow hoods or balometers present another testing opportunity for companies expanding their service to provide building air flow balancing assessment and corrections. They also can be used to manage air flow and proved services for indoor comfort in both homes and offices.
Value Testes represents over 50 manufacturers as an authorized distributor. Our customer service techs receive training from manufacturers that we represent in order to help clients choose the best testers to meet their diagnostic needs. Since we are a customer service focused company, we ask you to call us and let us guide you in the test equipment selections process.