Kestrel Instruments

  1. How to Easily Finetune Airflow for HVAC Systems with the Kestrel 5200

    How to Easily Finetune Airflow for HVAC Systems with the Kestrel 5200

    Airflow in the HVAC system is one of the most important elements of efficiency. It's critical that each air duct is able to handle the demand for airflow. With air balancing, it should be within 10% of airflow. Trouble can arise when it comes to balancing these systems, but the Kestrel 5200 can help fine-tune HVAC systems for increased efficiency.

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  2. Making Crane Operations Safer with Kestrel Weather Meters

    Making Crane Operations Safer with Kestrel Weather Meters

    The construction industry brings many challenges, but the weather doesn't have to be one of them. Operating heavy machinery such as crane operations requires a bit of planning. Using weather trackers, especially for wind speed, can aid in operation as well as safety.

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  3. Woodworking 101: Combating Temperature and Humidity Issues with Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters

    Woodworking 101: Combating Temperature and Humidity Issues with Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters

    When you’re knee-deep in a woodworking project such as flooring installation, humidity and temperature can impact the project before and after installation. Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it attracts water from its surroundings. It is also affected by the temperature where the size of the wood can expand or contract based on the ambient conditions. With an array of Kestrel Instruments to use for spot-checks or to leave on-site, you can measure temperature and humidity to avoid issues such as swelling of wood and ruined work.

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  4. Improve Your Hunting Success with Kestrel Weather Meters

    Improve Your Hunting Success with Kestrel Weather Meters

    It's well known in the hunting community that changes in weather influence deer movement. A cold snap in fall and early winter, especially after a bout of warmer weather, can create the perfect storm for the ideal deer-hunting experience. When a cold front moves through an area, it brings more than just a change in air temperature. That front is also greatly influenced by barometric pressure, wind, and altitude.

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  5. The Effects of Wind and Weather for Archery and Bow Hunting

    The Effects of Wind and Weather for Archery and Bow Hunting

    Pulling back on your bow, you aim at your trophy whitetail anticipating the perfect shot. Whether your tool of choice is longbow or a crossbow, wind and weather matter when it comes to this sport of significant skill. We’re sharing some insight on how you can use Kestrel Weather Meters to stay on top of your archery and bow hunting game!

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  6. America’s Favorite Sport: How Weather Impacts Football

    America’s Favorite Sport: How Weather Impacts Football

    According to favoritism polls from Gallup, football is the most popular sport in America. That's not exactly surprising considering the large crowds regularly packing the stadiums, gathering at local bars and pubs, or huddling around the TV in the family room to cheer on the hometown team.

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  7. Kestrel Meters & Storm Chasing: Reliable Tracking for Severe Weather Conditions

    Kestrel Meters & Storm Chasing: Reliable Tracking for Severe Weather Conditions

    We're heading into the end of hurricane season (November 30), but the impact of hurricanes from this year has left lasting results. Hurricane Michael was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to reach landfall in the United States, resulting in $8 billion in damages. Earlier this year, Hurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina. Weather anchors and meteorologists from various networks rely on Kestrel Weather Meters to keep track of tropical storms and other severe weather.

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  8. Monitor Temperature to Prevent Cold Stress in Calves

    Monitor Temperature to Prevent Cold Stress in Calves

    As we head into the coldest months of the year, you might be concerned about the comfort and survival of your livestock. This is especially the case when it comes to calves. The USDA estimates that 95,000 calves die each year due to cold stress and hypothermia, which makes their survival challenging for calves born during the winter and early spring. The good news is that weather meters such as the AG Livestock DROP Environmental Monitoring Pack, can provide needed livestock level weather information for farmers to adapt the housing and feeding regimes for their calves in cold winter conditions to keep them safe.

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  9. Getting into the Spirit of Ghost Hunting with Kestrel Weather Meters

    Getting into the Spirit of Ghost Hunting with Kestrel Weather Meters

    From old and abandoned asylums to creepy cemeteries with nothing around for miles, paranormal investigators depend on Kestrel meters for ghost hunting. Searching for spirits with the naked eye is a shot in the dark (quite literally, in most cases), which is why it’s important to rely on other senses to detect paranormal activity. Goosebumps on the back of your neck? The hair raising on your arms? These could be signs that spirits are nearby, but Kestrel meters can help detect and document subtle environmental changes in the surrounding area that your body may not register.

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  10. Monitoring Military Heat Stress: 4 Essential Tips for Saving Lives with the Kestrel 5400

    Monitoring Military Heat Stress: 4 Essential Tips for Saving Lives with the Kestrel 5400

    Heat stress is a serious concern for all military personnel. Exertional heat stress can cause severe injuries and even death, but the good news is that it’s 100% preventable. The Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker in tan is the preferred choice of the military for monitoring the environmental conditions, helping to save countless lives of military personnel across the globe.

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