As Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Professionals, we take every detail into account for your benefit from arriving on time for your appointment, to securing every safety precaution when performing the scheduled blower door test.
A blower door test can be performed at any time, but for Florida Code compliance, it is conducted just before the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued, after all piping, wiring and other penetrations of the building thermal envelope have been sealed.
The air leakage test (or "blower door test") uses a calibrated fan and digital pressure gauge to either pressurize or depressurize a home to a standard test pressure of 50 Pascals with respect to the outside and measure the air leakage flow at that pressure. Standardization of the test procedure allows the air leakage of one home to be compared with that of another, and with the Code maximum of seven air changes per hour at 50 Pascals test pressure, or “7 ACH50.”
Per the Florida Statutes referenced in Section R402.4.1.2, individuals qualified to provide air leakage testing include energy auditors, energy raters, Class A or B air-conditioning contractors and mechanical contractors, plus approved third parties. For the purposes of this code section, an approved third party is an individual approved by a code official to perform air leakage testing.
Huntinghouse HVAC serves the Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay County, FL and surrounding areas with blower door testing services.