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Blower Door Testing by Raleigh Heating & Air

Ensuring that your home is using energy in an efficient manner is one of the best ways to save money and get the most out of your heating and cooling systems. Overall home effiiciency can also lessen your impact on the environment. There are many places in your home where energy can be wasted. With professional blower door testing by Raleigh Heating & Air you can find these inefficient places and resolve the problem. This will make your home more efficient and save you money on utility costs.

What is Blower Door Testing?

Blower door testing is an efficiency test of the building envelope. It assesses how a house uses and wastes heated or cooled air. All of your home’s openings will be closed, and a fan is attached to the frame of a door. This fan then pulls air from the house, measuring the air that flows through the fan. Pressure within and outside the house are measured, and the fan is calibrated to maintain a constant air pressure differential.

The number of times that the air in your home is completely replaced in a given amount of time allows us to judge how efficient your home is. Air is forced into your home through leaks in the walls, ceilings, frames etc. These leaks are easily detected during this process, and once they are located they can be sealed.

Preparing for a Blower Door Test

Before the blower door test can be performed, you must prepare your home. Windows and doors must be closed, and you should turn down the thermostats on you heating system and hot water heater. If you have a fireplace or wood stove you should shut all of the dampers on them. You can also cover ashes in your stove or fireplace with wet newspapers to avoid a mess.

Benefits of a Blower Door Test by the Energy Experts at Raleigh Heating & Air

Blower door tests are a great way to locate and resolve efficiency problems. If you’re running your heating and cooling system in a house with air leaks, you could be wasting a lot of energy and money. Inefficient homes also force your home comfort systems to work harder. This puts extra strain on your systems, which can lead to increased need for maintenance, repairs, and eventually enough degradation to cause a breakdown of your system. A professional blower door test by Raleigh Heating & Air can help you fix these issues. You will gain heating and cooling power, and your system will work more effectively at a more reasonable level. Call Raleigh Heating & Air today to schedule a blower door test in your home. We service Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, greater Wake County and the surrounding areas.