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Raleigh, NC Blower Door Testing by Raleigh Heating & Air

Whether you’re building a new home and you want to make sure that it will be properly ventilated and that its energy efficiency will be satisfactory, or you want to improve the efficiency of your existing home, blower door testing is the best way to figure out what you need to ensure that your home achieves a desirable level of comfort year–round. As a leading provider of indoor air quality services throughout the Raleigh, NC area, we’re proud to provide thorough and reliable blower door testing throughout the area. We’re happy to give you further information about why you might want to consider a blower door test for your home, and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

When hiring a professional to take care of your blower door testing service, opt for quality above all else. There’s simply no sense in half–measures, especially not when it comes to an accurate diagnosis of ventilation issues in your home. Poor indoor air quality is a serious issue and reducing energy expenses is a big priority. The first step to addressing such issues is with quality diagnostics. Since 1992, we have been providing excellent customer service at great value to our customers. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

What is a Blower Door?

As its name suggest, a blower door is effectively a powerful fan mounted within an adjustable door frame. The entire apparatus fits inside your primary exterior door during the testing process. The purpose of the testing is to create an airtight seal so that we can get an adequate measure with our air pressure gauge. We use only high quality equipment when performing a blower door testing of your house.

How Blower Door Testing Works

Once the blower door is in place, we can then begin the process. The fan within the adjustable frame pulls your indoor air out of the house, thus lowering the indoor air pressure. This creates a kind of vacuum that is filled with high–pressure air coming from outside through the various cracks and leaky spots in your house. We use specialized equipment such as an airflow manometer, hoses and even smoke pencils to measure airflow and detect air leaks. We ensure that the test provides you with conclusive results as to the energy efficiency of your entire home. Once we have this information, we can sit down with you and talk you through options that can improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Why You Should Consider Blower Door Testing For Your Home in Raleigh, NC

Blower door testing is the first diagnostic step towards cutting costs related to air leaks between the interior and exterior of your home. The question for many is whether it’s essential or not. Establishing the tightness of your building has a number of advantages, including reducing energy waste and the accompanying rise in energy costs, preventing the buildup of condensation in your home that can have long–term side effects, and eliminating drafts that can lead to uncomfortable conditions for you and your family. Contact us today for more details about blower door testing and the service we offer.