Blower Door Testing & Duct Testing in Palm Bay
The most practical and acceptable way to determining air infiltration or air leakage through the building shell is by means of a pressure diagnostic test known as a “blower door” test.
The diagnostic equipment consists of: an adjustable frame that is fitted to one of your exterior door openings, a specialized calibrated fan, pressure hoses, and sophisticated gauges with fan controls.
This fan is used to depressurize the home and measure the rate of air-infiltration within the structure. The blower door test is an efficient way to locate the most costly leaks in the home. A leaky house uses more energy for both heating & cooling and will often have a negative effect on the air quality of your Palm Bay, Melbourne, Viera, Vero Beach, Indian River and Brevard County, area South Florida home.
The test is also used to determine if there is an adequate supply of fresh air in the home. The source of your homes make-up air and need for mechanical ventilation can also be determined. Blower door tests are often repeated after you or your contractor has completed the recommended work to confirm the success of the improvements. A Duct Blaster test is similar to a blower door test using smaller equipment to measure the leakage of your ducts.
Leaky air ducts can account for up to 40% of your heating and cooling cost and can also contribute to poor air quality in the home.
Why Palm Bay Homeowners Should Hire Us For Blower Door Testing?
Palm Bay blower door testing is designed to evaluate the air tightness of your home and to find the places where the air may be leaking out. A calibrated fan is installed within a blower door which measures the air tightness. A pressure detecting device is then used to measure the air pressure that is created by the flow of calibrated fan. Your South Florida home’s air tightness is calculated by the pressure and fan which is called flow measurements.
Our home energy professionals provide a service to those customers that are serious about reducing their overall energy consumption, increasing their comfort levels, and saving money in their home energy bills. All of our blower door testing and home energy audit practices are based on the most current building science and best practices in the industry.