EcoSmart – Blower Door Testing
Blower door testing is a way to test the “leakiness” of your home. By depressurizing your home and measuring the rate at which air infiltrates through imperfections in the building envelope, we are able to assess how much energy (and money) is escaping through air leaks, and how much you’re likely to save by fixing those leaks.
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EcoSmart – Air Leak Testing
A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks and openings. These tests determine the air infiltration rate of a building.
Blower doors consist of a frame and flexible panel that fit in a doorway, a variable-speed fan, a pressure gauge to measure the pressure differences inside and outside the home, and an airflow manometer and hoses for measuring airflow.
As part of this process, we can also inspect the house with a smoke stick to pinpoint tiny hidden air leaks (making it much easier to address them when the time comes to get to work).
We also offer blower door testing as an isolated service to test the effectiveness of improvements that have been made to a home, and to provide homeowners and contractors with a roadmap to further improve a home’s efficiency moving forward.