Fieldpiece Instruments Introduces Four IR Thermometers for HVAC Field Service for Under $100 Each

BREA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 -- Fieldpiece Instruments, supplier of modular, professional-grade instruments for field service, announces the immediate availability of four new IR thermometers that are excellent value for the cost, all under $100. The new products are economical, standalone thermometers for quick, accurate temperature readings of registers and ambient temperatures, both indoor and outside. The two pocket thermometers are accurate to +/-1.8°F (SIP2) and +/- 1.5°F (SIL2).

“Field service technicians need to receive an accurate temperature reading, but they don’t want to pay a lot of money for a thermometer. That’s why we offer this new line of thermometers for under $100. They are more convenient and some are as accurate as a rod-type thermometer,” said Rey Harju of Fieldpiece Instruments.

  • The SIG1 Gun Style IR Thermometer is the most popular style of IR thermometer and is priced at a very competitive $79 trade price and includes a backlight. Just aim the thermometer at the target and pull the “trigger” to display the surface temperature. The cone of view is 10:1. The laser will identify the target to read the temperature. This can be used for measuring the temperature of registers and grills as well as ambient temperatures. Accuracy is +/-4°F.


  • The SIR2 Pocket Infrared (IR) Thermometer ($49.00 trade price) performs similarly to the gun style, but you can put it in your pocket. At $49 it sells for about half what most guns sell for. It has a 6:1 cone of view and a laser. With the SIR2, the technician can take ambient air temperatures by “shooting” any representative surface immediately after pulling it from his pocket. There’s no need to wait for stabilization. The viewing ratio is 6:1, which means that you can view a 6” register from a foot and a half away. You can also measure the temperature of a 4-foot section of wall from 12 feet away. Accuracy is +/-4°F.


  • The SIP2 ($24.95 trade price) is a handy and accurate Shirt Pocket Thermometer. The SIP2 uses a sensor that is more accurate than most. Accuracy is +/- 1.8°F. When used to measure ambient air temperature, the 1:1 cone of view enables the technician to easily get an average temperature of a large area. With narrower cones of view, a “hot spot” or “cold spot” can significantly affect the readings. For registers and grills, you need to get close.


  • The SIL2 ($39.95 trade price) is a sleek pen-type IR thermometer with an LED flashlight. It is convenient and useful to carry in your pocket. This is helpful when trying to read part numbers in the dark. Accuracy is +/- 1.5°F. It has the same sensor type as the SIP2 and the same advantages.

Client Contact: Russell Harju – Product Manager, (714) 634.1844
Press Contact: Beverly Steinberg, (714) 777-2760


Formed in 1989, Orange County, Calif.-based Fieldpiece Instruments has become the testing tool company that HVACR professionals trust. Because Fieldpiece focuses only on the HVACR industry, all products are developed to solve real world HVACR problems. Not only do the tools have the right functions and features, but also techs can trust them to work where and when they need them, because they withstand the use and abuse techs in the HVACR field dish out. Fieldpiece constantly develops new tools that allow HVACR professionals to do more than they otherwise could, increasing the tech’s capability and billable hours. For more information please visit our website at or call 714.634.1844.

  • Created: Thu, January 17, 2013