When it comes to making your home its most comfortable, it may be challenging to know exactly what steps to take. What’s the best way to gather information about what to do next? One option that is helpful for many homeowners who are dealing with an energy problem in their home is to have blower door testing done.
- What is Blower Door Testing? Your first question might be, “What exactly is blower door testing?” Blower door testing involves putting a high-powered, calibrated fan on an outside doorway, which then pulls all of the air out of your home to lower the air pressure. This lowered pressure will then pull air through any unsealed cracks, gaps, or openings. During blower door testing, a specialist will use an infrared camera to examine the areas where energy is being lost in your home. This will help to determine where insulation may be needed to address energy concerns.
- Do You Need Blower Door Testing? Blower door testing is commonly done during the end of construction of a new home, but there are instances in which blower door testing on an existing home can be beneficial. For example, if you know your home has energy loss, but you want to be certain of the areas that need correction, blower door testing can provide accurate and helpful information. Additionally, blower door testing can boost the value of your home if you plan to sell, as it will give potential buyers information about the quality of the energy capabilities your home has to offer.
At Polk County Insulation, we can assist you with blower door testing services to help you make better decisions about energy improvements to your home. If you have questions about blower door testing or insulation installation, give us a call today.