Blower Door Testing & Why We Use It
Blower door testing is a common method used to test a home’s energy efficiency. It involves the use of a special fan that is mounted in the frame of an exterior door or window. The fan is used to create a pressure difference between the inside and outside of the home, which allows for the detection of air leaks and other sources of energy loss.
During the test, the fan is turned on and a series of measurements are taken to determine the amount of air that is leaking into or out of the home.
There are two main types of blower door tests available: a single-point test and a multi-point test.
- A single-point test involves measuring the airflow at one point in the home.
- A multi-point test involves measuring the airflow at several different points.
Both types of tests can provide valuable information about a home’s energy efficiency and help homeowners identify areas where improvements can be made.
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What Your Blower Door Test Results Will Tell Us
Interpreting the results of a blower door test can help homeowners identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved. The different measurements and calculations involved in a blower door test can indicate the amount of air leakage in a home and how much energy is being lost as a result. The test results include measurements such as air changes per hour, which indicates how many times the air in the home is replaced in an hour, and cubic feet per minute of air leakage, which indicates the rate at which air is leaking in or out of the home.
By analyzing these results, our experts can identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved in your home. Some other common areas for energy loss include attics, crawl spaces, and basements.
To address any issues identified during the test, we will make recommendations such as adding insulation, caulking or weatherstripping, and improving ventilation.
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Questions & Answers About Blower Door Testing
A blower door test can help homeowners and professionals identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved in your home.
Blower door test results may include measurements such as air changes per hour and cubic feet per minute of air leakage, which indicate the amount of air leakage in a home and how much energy is being lost as a result.
They can help guide you in making informed decisions for your home, especially if your energy costs are high.