What it means. Weatherization is the practice of making a building more energy efficient by sealing its exterior against wind and precipitation and protecting its interior from heat and cold. Buttoning up the envelope of a house with insulation and caulk is the first line of defense.
A Cooler House is one of the nations leaders in finding and repairing leaks in your home. Most "Insulation Contractors" or "Radiant Barrier Contractors" lack the equipment and experties to properly seal your Home.
Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks that can be done is to caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. A Cooler House can save as you much as 10% on your heating and cooling bill just by reducing the air leaks in your home.
Detecting Air Leaks
You may already know where some air leakage occurs in your home, such as an under-the-door draft, but you'd be surprised where the less obvious gaps may be.
For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, you will need our qualified technicians to conduct an energy audit, particularly a Blower Door Test. A complete energy audit will also help determine areas in your home that need more insulation, radiant barrier, or duct sealing.
How Blower Doors Work
A blower door test, which depressurizes a home, can reveal the location of many leaks. A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks and openings. The auditors may use a smoke pencil to detect air leaks. These tests determine the air infiltration rate of a building.
Blower doors consist of a frame and flexible panel that you can place in a doorway, a variable-speed fan, a pressure gauge to measure the pressure differences inside and outside the home, and an airflow manometer and hoses for measuring airflow.
Air infiltrates into and out of your home through every hole, nook, and cranny. About one-third of this air infiltrates through openings in your ceilings, walls, and floors.
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