QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1989
We use both the Blower Door and an Infrared Scanner to test for air sealing. When used together, these devices can pinpoint air leakage paths, allow the contractor to improve his air sealing package and improve energy performance.
This device creates a small vacuum inside the structure and measures the flow necessary to maintain that vacuum. By comparing this flow rate with similar homes, we can understand the efficiency of your house We can also make determinations about the need for fresh air ventilation, make up air, and heating system size
This device allows us to find flaws in the insulation system and trace air leakage paths. We can actually see the heat patterns on the walls, allowing us to determine where the insulation is and where it isn’t working. We can then make precision repairs as necessary without tearing out walls or damaging building finishes
Combustion Safety / Efficiency Inspection
We test for carbon monoxide emissions in gas appliances. Improperly vented appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and allow heat to escape. Making the furnace and water heater more efficient reduces the amount of heat that escapes through the chimney. Less heat equals less draft, and a higher probability that the exhaust from these appliances may not exit the home. We advise people not to use vent-free heating appliances, and will take the time to explain why.
This device allows us to measure the ductwork leakage in a home, and where to find it. If your home is heated with a duct system, it may be leaking hot air, compromising heat efficiency and costing you money.