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Blower Door Testing Prior To Remodeling

comments (0) September 4th, 2010 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 8:50
Produced by: Matt Risinger

Blower Door testing is a way to measure how "tightly" your house was built.  You're heard me preach about Build Tight, Ventilate Right.  Well, this is the way we ensure that we've Built Tight.  This essential test is required if you rate your house through the Austin Energy Green Building Program, but more importantly it gives us a baseline on the house's performance so when we remodel we'll know where to focus our attention.  In this video, my tester Tim Brown of Pioneer Designs will walk you through how the test is performed and what you'll learn from doing the test in your house.  This is a particularly interesting house as it's only 10 years old and was built in the ubiquitous Tuscan style.  The home was built with standard fiberglass batt insulation in the walls and ceiling.   -Matt Risinger

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