Energy Loss Evaulation

Home Energy Loss Inspection

Blower Door Test
This standard test is very effective in determining air infiltration of the building envelope. Most people do not realize that when a house environment isn't sufficiently balanced, it can lead to:
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    Higher energy consumption

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    Moisture condensation problems

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    Uncomfortable drafts

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    Air quality issues

    How It Works
    A Blower Door Test involves fitting a special fan and flexible panel frame into an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering inside air pressure. The higher outside air pressure will then force air through any unsealed cracks and openings, such as windows, door jams and even recessed lighting fixtures. Gauges determine how 'tight' the home is - even the slightest leak can be pinpointed

    We use a special Infrared Camera to locate air infiltration.

    Thermography measures surface temperatures using special infrared images. The images show temperature variations for the area being tested (cold air leaking into a warmer room, electrical and/or mechanical systems generating heat.  Check out our Infrared video and Infrared Photo gallery.

    Interior scans are more common and give a better idea of where the air loss originated. Escaping warm air does not always move through the walls in a straight line. Heat loss detected in one area may actually have started in another.

    For insulation problems, thermography can help determine where insulation is needed and if insulation is properly installed. When insulation becomes wet it allows heat to escape; so thermographic scans of roofs can often detect roof leaks.