How to gauge room temperature

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How to gauge room temperature
Use an infrared room temperature gauge to check room temperature (Kirk Weddle/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Gauging a room's temperature can be easy if your thermostat is working correctly. However, if your thermostat is stuck, not working, or is not near the room you are checking temperature in, it is of no use. After all, a home thermostat simply tells you when the thermostat will turn off. The best way to gauge a room's temperature is to get an infrared room temperature gauge and to learn how to use it properly.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Infra red room temperatue gauge
  • Telephone book
  • Gauge directions

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    How to Gauge Room Temperature

  1. 1

    Purchase an infrared room temperature gauge at your local hardware store. These gauges can also be purchased online.

  2. 2

    Read your infrared room temperature gauge directions. Most units work the same way, but make sure you have read the directions, and inserted any batteries that are required.

  3. 3

    Point your infrared room temperature gauge at a point in your room. Walls hold heat so it is a good idea to point the device at an object in your room such as a couch or curtains. This will give you a good idea of what the room temperature is.

  4. 4

    Read the temperature gauge to see what temperature it reads.

  5. 5

    Repeat the process for a second time to make sure it is a correct. If the scores are different, add the two together and divide by two to get an average room temperature.

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