If you operate gas-powered condensing appliances at your home or business, it’s critical to regularly monitor the pH levels of the condensate. Most furnaces, hot water heaters and boilers produce up to a gallon of condensate for every 100,000 British thermal units of gas consumed.
The condensate that these appliances produce tends to be very acidic, typically ranging from 3.8-4.2 on the pH scale. However, to prevent damage to piping, sewer, and septic systems condensate needs to be between 5-7 pH.
Traditionally, measuring condensate required a pH test kit or a pocket pH tester. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, it’s possible to carry out the very same tests on your smartphone. In fact, Hanna Instruments recently announced the release of The Hanna pH Lab App and a new line of wireless pH meters called Halo.
Halo is the world’s first professional pH electrode that uses Bluetooth smart technology. Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits and features:
- Compatible with both Apple and Android devices
- Real-time data collection that tracks pH levels and temperature
Halo’s “smart system” alerts you when the pH electrode needs cleaning or calibration
- Bluetooth technology turns your mobile device into a professional-grade pH meter
Halo also allows you to tag and store specific data points. That way, you can review the pH levels of your condensate over the course of several weeks or even months.
The Halo Wireless General Use pH Meter is a little pricey at $205, but the accuracy of its readings and ease-of-use make up for any sticker shock.
To learn more about wireless pH meters and the Halo system specifically, click here. If you’re on the market for a condensate neutralizer, make sure to visit our website. There, you’ll find a link to each of our 21 sales reps located across the U.S. and Canada. If your area isn’t covered by a sales rep, give us a call at (781) 616-3951. We look forward to working with you.