Blower Door Test
The blower door combined with a pressure gauge is one of our most powerful diagnostic tools. The purpose of this test is to measure a home’s air leakage rate. It allows us to quantify how much air moves through a building, and pinpoints problem locations, where by improper method or oversight, the original builder caused excessive building air leakage. We identify the air leakage issue(s) for correction, and prioritize them from large to small. Under natural conditions, convection of heat is a major source of heat loss or gain and reducing air leakage is one of the most effective ways to improve building comfort, durability, and energy efficiency.
Build Tight and Ventilate Right is our Home Performance mantra. Air leakage is the number one energy problem in most homes, and it occurs in many areas throughout your home, not just around doors and windows.
Common culprits include:
• recessed can lights
• attic knee walls
• attic hatches
• electrical and plumbing penetrations.
Air leaks can contribute significantly to your energy costs, make your home uncomfortable, and affect your indoor air quality. Using the blower door diagnostic tool, we locate hidden leaks throughout your home and seal them to provide you with greater comfort, health, and energy efficiency. Click here to view the methods we use for to seal those leaks!