Home Performance Testing
A home performance inspection utilizes highly calibrated equipment to diagnose your home. The use of a blower door and infrared imaging camera along with other test equipment will identify air leaks in the home.
The end result is a detailed understanding of how the home as a system is performing. You’ll gain
knowledge of how the home is performing as well as a detailed plan of possible low cost improvements which will provide you with more comfort in your home.
What do we look for?
In order to improve the performance of the home we first have to identify the areas of improvement. Our thorough assessment will pinpoint any problem areas that may exist. In most homes there are several areas where heat/cold loss and air leaks can occur. These areas of concern force your heating and cooling systems to work harder.
The Home Performance Testing process includes the following steps:
- Building Inspection: We’ll conduct a thorough visual inspection of the structure including
exterior, interior, attic and mechanical equipment.
- A Blower Door Test: A blower door is a powerful fan that that is mounted in the frame of one of
your exterior doors. The purpose of the fan is to pull air out of your home which will lower the
pressure inside, allowing the outside air pressure to flow through any unsealed openings.
- Infrared Imaging Camera Scan: A thermal camera is used to identify any areas of heat loss and
air infiltration through your walls, doors, windows, and into your attic.
Once the home performance inspection has been completed, you will receive a full report of the test results along with a detailed list of the locations of any areas of concern.
Home performance is about quality control of your home. The only way to prove you have control is through performance testing.