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Everything You Need to Know About Home Performance Testing

Your home isn’t as efficient as it used to be. You don’t know what’s going on, but you know that something is definitely off. What are you going to do about it?

It’s time for you to schedule an appointment with our team for home performance testing. When we’re talking about home performance testing, we’re speaking specifically about blower door testing. Blower door testing is something that’s going to help you out. We understand that it’s not something that you always know everything about. We’re here to help you out today. If you’re looking for blower door testing in Vancouver, WA, make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team.

What’s a Blower Door Test?

Let’s start with the basics—what exactly does a blower door test?

Blower doors measure the air exchange in your home. If you’re unfamiliar with exactly what this means, we’re here to inform you about it today. Air exchange is key when you’re talking about trying to get the right balance or temperature control in your home.

If you have a forced air cooling system that relies on ductwork, then you need to stay on top of your ductwork efficacy. Gapping ductwork, leaks, or cracks throughout your living space then it means that you’re going to have terrible HVAC efficiency in your home.

A blower door test is the bloodhound that’s going to sniff out the problems with your HVAC efficiency. We’re here to help you out.

How It Works

So here’s how a blower door test can work.

  1. Our technicians show up to your door with a blower door test kit. They fit this test kit into your doorway and seal up your home.
  2. Your technicians run a variable speed fan throughout your entire home. This lowers the air pressure in your space. This allows the higher outdoor air pressure to come in through all the unsealed spaces in your home.
  3. Our technicians then monitor the leaks with a pressure gage. They then mark the leaks with a smoke pencil or a thermal imaging device.

Once we’re done with this entire test, we’re going to run you through everything that we’ve found. When we notice that there are weak points, we’re going to point them out and help you determine what your best practices are going forward. We want you to have the best air conditioning service around. We know that it’s already hard to get cool here—you need great air conditioning services to get quality work.

You Can Trust Us

If you’re looking for great indoor air quality work, we want you to come to our team. We know that HVAC contractors are more than common in Vancouver. We know that although there are many options that you can choose from, not all of them are good. Come to us when you want great blower door testing work. We’re going to make sure to provide you with conscientious work.

Contact Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. today for your home performance testing work. We’re here to help you.

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