The Right Tools For Each Field Role

Depending on their role, each of your field-based people will need a different set of tools and instruments. The following is a breakdown by role:

Salesperson/Comfort Consultant: While your salesperson can start with a few basic tools, eventually they will need the instruments below in order to properly test and diagnose air distribution issues.

Here’s a list of tools and instruments to take on a diagnostic sales call:

  • Manometer kit with pressure tip, drill bit and stop, and hole plugs
  • Airflow Capture Hood
  • Digital Anemometer
  • Digital Hygrometer
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Pocket Thermometers
  • Distance Measurement Device
  • CO Analyzer, portable CO monitor, or NSI Low-Level Monitor
  • Cordless Drill
  • Basic Hand Tools.

Service/Maintenance Technician: A service tech should carry the following instruments to identify and diagnose performance, comfort, and safety issues:

  • Manometer kit with pressure tip, drill bit and sheath, and hole plugs
  • Digital Hygrometer
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Pocket Thermometer
  • Remote Amp Meter Clamp
  • Digital Tachometer (light commercial)
  • Combustion Analyzer
  • Draft Gauge.

Installer: Depending on whether your installers perform their own startups, they should carry some or all of the following instruments and tools to test their installations:

  • Manometer kit with pressure tip, drill bit and stop, and hole plugs
  • Digital Hygrometer
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Remote Amp Meter Clamp
  • Digital Tachometer (light commercial)
  • Combustion Analyzer
  • Draft Gauge.

Diagnostic/Test and Balance Technician: Whoever does the final testing and balancing of your residential and /or light commercial installations should carry the following tools and instruments:

Manometer kit with pressure tip, drill bit and stop, and hole plugs

  • Airflow Capture Hood
  • Digital Anemometer
  • Digital Hygrometer
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Pocket Thermometer
  • Remote Amp Meter Clamp
  • Digital Tachometer (light commercial)
  • CO Analyzer or Low-Level Monitor.