If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably become very handy around the house. After all, doing things yourself saves money and provides you with this proud sense of ownership, making you feel as if you can tackle any household problem (even if it’s more complicated than you first thought. If you’re a DIY handyperson and like to tackle home improvement projects on your own, you’ll need the FLIR ONE thermal imaging device that connects to your iPhone 5/5s. The human eye can’t see thermal energy because it has a much long wavelength than visible light, and this device lets you see the thermal world, helping you see things that the naked eye could never see on its own. And it does so as a snap-on case for your phone (which doubles as a protective case, too). Here are some reasons why it’ll be your best friend!

1. Eliminates Huge Home Catastrophes


The FLIR ONE lets you recognize problems in your home before they even arise. You’ll be able to catch water leaks, trace spills and water damage, find out where they are electrical shorts, locate any pest insects or rodents in your walls/attics/basements and even find radiant floor heating coils. Once you locate all the problem areas, you’ll be able to tackle your To Do list a whole lot easier and faster and not have to worry about them becoming catastrophes in the future.

2. Creates An Energy Efficient Home

Save big on y our home’s energy bills since the FLIR ONE can find any heat leaks in home insulation and windows so you can make sure you’re cool air isn’t getting lost through the walls. It’ll also track down energy inefficient appliances so that you make sure you turn them off when needed or switch them up with appliances that are energy efficient.

3. Works With Pets


Not only does it aide when it comes to your home, but the FLIR ONE can also monitor and locate your pets to help them stay safe. You’ll be able to use the device to find any fresh pet stains on the carpet or floors, look for indications if your four-legged friend was sitting on a piece of furniture they weren’t supposed to be on and look for “hot spots” on their skin.

4. Monitor Your Family’s Health And Safety

Your pets aren’t the only ones who benefit from the FLIR ONE since you can also use it to monitor your family’s health and safety by checking the temperature of baby food and formula so that it’s not too hot for your little one, monitor exercise and physical activity for loved ones, detect lurkers and intruders in your house or backyard and even use it to check around your car when you’re in a dark parking lot.

5. Professionals Can Use It


If you own your own contract, plumbing or handyman business, you can use the FLIR ONE on contract jobs, plumbing jobs and more! It’ll help you quickly evaluate any hidden issues on a job you’re working on, thus cutting down the diagnostic time spent at the project.

6. Use It While Out and About

The FLIR ONE isn’t just a device to be used around the home – it can easily be used while your out living life, too! It’s a great tool to take with you on any outdoor excursions like when you’re hiking and exploring, checking out the wildlife in your area, or when you’re out camping since it can help locate friends in the dark and make sure campfires are properly out. And it even allows you to use it as a way to spruce up your phone’s pictures!

Pre-order a FLIR ONE and get all you DIY projects done faster and easier for $349!

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.