When you are having a new home built, there are many things that go on behind the scenes that you won’t see in the final result. Builders use a wide variety of tools and techniques to ensure that your new home meets building code requirements. One of those is blower door testing, which is done once the house is completely built for code reasons, but it can also be done again later if you want to identify any leaks.
Blower door testing is used to measure the airtightness of the home. It will tell you how much control you have over contaminants entering your home, in addition to whether there is any air leakage that affects energy efficiency. To comply with code regulations, it must be done by someone who has been trained and certified to do so.
It is also important to note that blower door testing presents the opportunity to identify and correct any building envelope failures, problems with window frames, and supply and return duct issues. While you’d want to know these when your home is first built, if you are concerned you may have had leaks develop over time, blower door testing can be done down the road, as well.
At Polk County Insulation, we have 30 years of experience in the insulation industry, and we understand the importance of having a sealed and energy-efficient home here in Florida. If you would like to schedule blower door testing for your home to be sure you do not have uncontrolled air leakage that is adversely affecting indoor air quality and energy efficiency, give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss how this is done and give you a quote.