“This Old House Top 100” Reveals Year’s Must-Have Innovations
New York, NY (November 2, 2015) – Today, Time Inc.’s This Old House named Seek Thermal’s Seek Compact thermal imager to its fifth annual “This Old House Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. Each year, the editors spend months scouting, testing, and culling countless new products for the home to identify the most distinctive, useful, and innovative in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Home Tech, Building Products, Outdoor Living, and Finishing Touches.
“Home companies release thousands of new products every year, and our job is to highlight the ones with staying power—those that are in some way brilliant and will make our readers’ lives better,” says Editor Scott Omelianuk.
Seek Compact, a smartphone-connected camera for both iOS and Android devices, allows homeowners and contractors to harness the full potential of thermal imaging for the simple, safe and swift detection of unseen problems around the house. With the ability to see heat, it’s possible to expose energy inefficiencies, water damage, clogs in pipes, HVAC problems, electrical issues, and beyond.
It works with a free app that makes it easy for people to get started with thermal imaging, while also including a range of controls substantial enough for people who use the camera for serious work. It’s available for $249 at thermal.com, amazon.com, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot in select stores.
“With the Seek Compact thermal camera, we paved the way for the consumer market by delivering military-proven technology in an affordable, portable and versatile device,” says Mike Muench, Chief Executive Officer of Seek Thermal. “Some of the most cited uses have been around home improvement and construction applications, so it’s an honor to be recognized by This Old House, the expert in home improvement and renovation.”
A full list of the honorees featured in the November/December issue can be found at thisoldhouse.com/top100.