With so many allergens inside our home and workplace it only makes sense for us to monitor the quality of the air to ensure that what we are breathing is as healthy as possible. Poor air quality and improper humidity levels here can lead to mold, fungi, bacteria and mites as well as allergen, skin and breathing disorders.
One of the best ways to detect these is with an indoor outdoor humidity monitor. ThermoPro, a trusted name in temperature and humidity monitoring equipment, has two such models, the TP60 and the TP65. Here we’ll compare the ThermoPro TP60 vs TP65 model to see which one best fits your needs.
The TP60 and TP65 are wireless thermometers and humidity monitors that are comprised of two separate units, a remote sensor or transmitter and a base unit or receiver.
The remote sensor has a built in hydrometer to measure humidity levels allowing you to easily monitor another part of your home such as a bedroom on another floor or a child or infant’s room.
They are also invaluable for detecting excess humidity levels in basements where mold can breed undetected. Another common place they can be mounted is outside in a garage or a greenhouse or even attached to the side of your home.
After the two units are initially synchronized they will alert you of any changes in outside temperature and humidity conditions that could be concerning.
The waterproof design of the remote sensor allows it to be exposed to inclement weather conditions as long as it is not submerged. But despite this claim it is not advisable for them to be placed in direct sunlight as this will falsely heat up the sensor and likely result in giving you inaccurate readings.
The ThermoPro TP60 and TP65 are quite similar in design to one another and carry many of the same features. They both have a large, easy to read digital screen and a range of up to 200 feet.
The exact distance that the transmitter can make connection with the receiver will actually vary from home to home and will ultimately be determined by any interferences that might impede signal. These can include stone walls or sold fences, bushes and trees or other structures.
Both the TP60 and the TP65 carry an indoor temperature range of -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit or -20 to 70 degrees Celsius. The outdoor temperature range runs from -58 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit or -50 to 70 degrees Celsius.
The hydrometer or humidity range extends from 10 to 99 percent. They each also have all time/ 24 hour readings of both high and low temperatures and humidity levels for those who wish to chart their results.
ThermoPro TP60 vs TP65
But despite all of their similarities there are a few differences that you should make note of. For example, both the TP60 and TP65 have temperature arrows that notify you if the temperature around the remote sensor is getting colder or warmer but only the TP65 also comes with a humidity arrow that informs you of any changes in moisture.
The ThermoPro TP65 has all of its settings conveniently located on the front of the receiver while the control settings for the TP60 are on the back of the unit. If the TP60 receiver is mounted on a wall this design forces you to have to take the receiver down in order to change the settings. They each also have a pop out stand so they can stand up on any flat surface.
Another distinction is that the ThermoPro TP60 lacks a push button backlight for low light conditions, a valuable feature that is included on the TP65. This blue light accents the screen perfectly for easy viewing and automatically turns itself off after 15 seconds of nonuse in order to conserve battery life.
One of the biggest upgrades of the TP65 is that it has a touch screen which allows you to make adjustments and setting changes with ease. The digital display on the TP65 is also large enough to easily see information at a glance.
If you compare the screen size on both models you’ll see that they each have a large screen with the TP65 measuring 4 inches as opposed to the slightly smaller 3.1 inch screen of the TP60.
Both the TP60 and TP65 have the capability of being connected to and displaying up to 3 outdoor sensors, should it become necessary to monitor multiple areas at once. You are also able to reset the temperature and humidity readings on each model with a simple push of a button.
The last significant difference is the magnetic back of the TP65 which allows you to attach it to any metal surface, such as a fridge, for easy access.