Leave it to my son to end up solving a problem that I’ve had in this house since his mom and I moved here.
He was the last to leave the house and he’s nearly out of college. But he still comes home for Christmas and that’s when he ended up really helping me out when it comes to the heating costs that have been plaguing us for the last few years. With finals and all the academic stuff he had on his schedule, he wasn’t able to get much shopping done. He was in his dorm room with the radiant heating studying too much to get that done as well. So a day or two after he got home for Christmas break, we went out shopping. My son is so efficient he had a great list and was able to knock all of that out really quickly. But then we ended up going inside the commercial HVAC of one of those big box home improvement stores. He was looking for something in particular for his uncle. But that’s when he ran across an instant read temperature gun. He picked it up and he said that this is what I needed for prepping the house. I didn’t really understand what he meant when it came to that sort of tool. But my son knows I’m always trying to tighten the house up to eliminate the loss of heating. And a tighter house ends up maximizing efficiency of any HVAC unit for sure. Once I got to thinking about the temperature gun, it made sense to me what he was saying. Now I could go all over the exterior of my house finding any place with heating from the HVAC leaking out.