Most electronic leak detectors on the market today are very efficient at detecting leaks, and their efficacies vary widely. Some are able to detect as small as half an inch of leaked refrigerant annually. These devices work best in areas where refrigerants are leaking from piping or tanks, but they can also be used in other locations. All electronic leak detectors utilize an active component to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs). One of the most popular brands is the GEICO, which is well known for its high efficiency systems. These devices are also quite reliable and come with a five-year guarantee.
How to use an electronic leak detector
Before using a leak detector it is important that you thoroughly test the unit to ensure it is working properly. If you find that there is a problem with your system, then you should immediately contact the manufacturer to discuss possible repairs. The problem could be one of the following: the system is defective, the detector does not work properly, the device is too heavy, or the tank or piping is contaminated with harmful elements.
Some of the top manufacturers of leak detection systems include General Electric, Honeywell, K & M, Heil Manufacturing Company, K & W, Lennox, Kenmore, Lefroy, Motorola, Pinnacle, and Sears. You may also want to check with your local Department of Energy (DOE) and ask them about any recommended models for your particular area.