Are you dealing with drafts, high energy bills, a pest infestation, or poor indoor air quality? All of these issues can stem from air leaks—small gaps and cracks in your home’s walls, attic, and foundation. Air leaks allow air to move into and out of your home uncontrollably, which can create uncomfortable drafts and drive up your energy costs. These openings also create an entry point for pests, moisture, and outdoor air pollution.
Finding and closing up air leaks will make your home healthier, more energy efficient, and more comfortable. The Insulation Man offers blower door testing in the Binghamton, New York area to assess how much energy (and money) is escaping through air leaks, and how much you're likely to save by fixing those leaks.
How Does a Blower Door Test Work?
A blower door is a diagnostic tool that home energy auditors use to evaluate the airtightness of a building. The blower door is essentially a temporary door with a powerful fan that’s set up in your home’s entryway. The fan sucks the air out of your house to lower the pressure inside. Because air naturally moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure, outside air will enter your home through any unsealed gaps and cracks.
As part of this process, we will inspect the house with a nontoxic smoke stick to pinpoint hidden air leaks, making it much easier to address them when the time comes to get to work. Depending on your blower door test results, we may recommend air sealing and insulation upgrades to tighten your home and prevent energy waste.
Blower Door Testing for Energy Audits, Green Building Certifications & More
Blower door testing is a critical component of a comprehensive whole-house energy audit. The Insulation Man offers energy audits in Binghamton, which include additional testing services like thermal imaging to evaluate your insulation levels and an inspection of your home’s mechanical systems.
We also offer blower door testing as a standalone service to help homeowners and contractors:
Evaluate the effectiveness of completed home performance work
Provide a roadmap to further improve a home’s efficiency
Demonstrate compliance with energy efficient building standards and green building certification requirements
Schedule Blower Door Testing in Binghamton Today
The Insulation Man has been serving homeowners and businesses in the Binghamton, NY area since 1989 and is one of the most experienced home performance contractors around. To learn more about our blower door testing services and how we can improve your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and health, call us today. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation!
Learn more about blower door testing and schedule a consultation today. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us to get started.
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