Posted in August 2012

Comparing Bacharach’s New Fyrite Insight Plus Combustion Analyzer

Comparing Bacharach’s New Fyrite Insight Plus Combustion Analyzer

Bacharach recently released their new Fyrite Insight Plus combustion analyzer. The Insight Plus offers some valuable improvements to the already very popular Insight series. The Insight Plus can view combustion analysis data graphically, providing technicians a better understanding of what’s happening over time, or how close to certain limits a unit is operating. The Insight … Continue reading

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Steps on the Path to BPI Certification

Steps on the Path to BPI Certification

Ivy Tools is fortunate to have a close relationship with the emerging home performance industry. We’re often asked about the credentialing process and what it means for an individual or business to be BPI certified. Briefly, the Building Performance Institute, BPI, is an independent, not-for-profit organization which focuses on developing the home performance industry in … Continue reading

The New House of the Housing Recovery

The New House of the Housing Recovery

In recent months several articles concerning the housing recovery have caught my eye. Together they paint a portrait of a housing market that is finally recovering from almost seven years of recession. But it’s a different kind of recovery. And the house being “recovered” is a different kind of house than was being built before … Continue reading

Infrared Training Guide

Infrared Training Guide

So you’ve had some success with your new thermal imager–diagnosing problems and observing thermal anomalies–and now you’re ready to dive deeper. Or maybe you are planning to add infrared thermography to your existing business, but need solid information about how to use the technology. It’s probably not the glamorous side of thermal imaging, but there … Continue reading

Free Borescope With FLIR i7 Thermal Camera

Free Borescope With FLIR i7 Thermal Camera

FLIR has announced what should be some award winning deals on some award winning products. From now until the end of September 2012, FLIR is offering the Extech BR250 for free with the purchase of a FLIR i7 thermal imager. The BR250 wireless borescope and the FLIR i7 thermal imaging camera both won Readers Choice Awards last year … Continue reading

Thermal Imager Uses

Thermal Imager Uses

The many applications of infrared technology are evolving at a tremendous pace. The infrared thermal imager is currently used in everything from home repair to monitoring volcanoes, tracking forest fires to plumbing leaks, HVAC to auto repair. What can you use infrared for? The simple answer is, any situation in which you need to visualize … Continue reading

Thermal Imager Buyers Guide

Thermal Imager Buyers Guide

People ask us all the time, “Which thermal imager is right for me?” We love answering this question. The answer of course depends on how you want to use the imager (also called an infrared camera, thermal camera, or infrared imager). While there are usually several infrared imagers to consider for any given application, there … Continue reading