BLOWER DOOR TEST
In addition to increasing insulation requirements for homes, 2015 IECC limits building air leakage to 5 air changes per hour as tested by a Blower Door (≤ 3 ACH50). This test should be completed by an approved 3rd party as soon as the home has 6 closed surfaces (foundation, walls/windows/doors, and ceiling). Be sure all overhangs, offsets, and chases are air sealed. Insight can help you succeed.
Errors are easiest (and cheapest) to repair when found early. Test the Duct and Building Leakage as soon as possible!
WHAT IS A BLOWER DOOR TEST?
Blower door testing is a way to test the "leakiness" of your home.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
By depressurizing your home and measuring the rate at which air infiltrates through imperfections in the building envelope, we're able to assess how much energy (and money) is(/are) escaping through air leaks.
WHEN IS A BLOWER DOOR TEST PERFORMED?
A Blower Door Test is done after a home or building is completely sealed to see how much air is leaking through the walls. For new homes this test is done just before occupancy.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$300 for up to 3,000sqft. $50 for each additional 1,000sqft*
*Travel fee of $25+ may apply.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Approximately 2 hours.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE NEED?
Total square footage (including basement)
Registers uncovered before time of inspection
WHEN WILL WE RECIEVE RESULTS?
Results are provided on-site as long as payment has been received.
CAN WE DO CONDOS, MULTI-UNIT BUILDINGS, OR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?
Yes, we can do condos and multi-unit buildings, we can do small commercial buildings as well.
BLOWER DOOR SAMPLE REPORT