When my family and I returned to Chicago a few years ago, we moved into a house that was almost 20 years old. Since then, I’ve been working my way through issues that needed to be addressed.
First was the annoyance of field mice who liked the warmth of my basement in winter. As I plugged their entry access, I saw that the air ducts weren’t sealed with duct tape. So this became my second project.
During that first winter, we noticed that my son’s bedroom was significantly colder than the rest. When I started to tape the duct that led to his room, the reason became apparent – that duct had been disconnected in the basement.
Though I know that sealing the duct joint with tape was a cost-saving venture, I now know that I could have used a TSI AccuBalance to assess the problem without getting dirty.
Ordering and Accounting
Effective January 1, 2012, RAECO Rents is now its own company.
Please add RAECO Rents to your approved vendors list:
We have a lot of changes planned, all aimed at making your job easier, and making it easier for you to do business with us. Keep watching the Rents E-news: I'll let you know as new products and services become available.
Gently-used industrial hygiene and safety instruments for sale
Looking for low-cost IH and safety instruments? Willing to buy a gently-used rental? We've posted a list of gently-used instruments on the RAECO website. Check it out. Then, call us at 866-736-8347 and make us an offer!
Measuring Air Flow Efficiency
As the warmer weather approaches, you’ll probably want to confirm that your air handling system is balanced, working at maximum efficiency and providing comfortable condition for all the rooms in the building.
A customer recently rented the TSI 8375 AccuBalance balometer to perform a ventilation test. But he found that his readings weren’t registering on the digital manometer. When he called in for assistance, we found that his air flow was below the 25 CFM minimum reliable reading on the 8375 unit. TSI Alnor offers a low flow air capture hood, the 6200D, which is rated between 10 and 500 CFM, so we purchased one and added it to the rental pool.
In the meantime, we credited the customer the cost of the 8375 rental, and he’s planning to rent our new 6200D sometime in March.
This is just one example of how a customer’s input has helped us expand our pool of rental instruments. And we’re open to suggestions on other units.
Here is a list of the latest instruments we've added thanks to customer suggestions…
If there’s an instrument you need and don’t see on our list, or you’re looking for several of a particular instrument for a large-scale job, please don’t hesitate to ask Patricia or me. We’re here to assist with your rental needs.
Can’t find an item you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.
Configuration and Downloading Services
When you rent instrumentation, you can be sure it comes to you in working condition. But it can still take valuable time to input the specific settings you need to do your job. So, to make your day easier, if you have a special configuration you need loaded on an instrument, we can do it for you, so it's ready to use right out of the box.
And, if you'd prefer, we'll download your data after you use the device, and get your data back to you on a CD or by e-mail.
Charges for configuration service and download services are as follows:
Just ask Patricia or me about it when you call to schedule your rental.