Should I Schedule a Blower Door Test?

Temperatures have certainly already climbed high enough to merit the use of one’s air conditioning system around here, even if we aren’t necessarily running our systems around the clock just yet. If you have any concerns about the quality of your AC’s performance this far, or if you’ve gotten a utility that indicates that you are not using your system as efficiently as usual, we encourage you to give us a call in order to discuss the benefits of a blower door test in Tucson, AZ. When we complete your blower door testing services, we’ll be able to provide you with some important information regarding the operation of your home cooling system, and your home itself..

Why Schedule This Service?

The purpose of a blower door test is to determine just how airtight your home is. Now, some level of natural ventilation in your home is necessary, if you hope to maintain good indoor air quality in your home. However, if your home’s thermal envelope is really compromised, meaning that heat is able to infiltrate the cooler environment within your home with ease, then you are not going to be able to cool your home as efficiently or effectively as you should be able to. Not only will this adversely affect your comfort and your budget, but it can also put a lot of unnecessary strain on your home cooling system, as well. That increases the risk of repair needs and breakdowns.

How Does it Work?

The way that a blower door test works is that a powerful fan is installed in an exterior door in your home. The rest of your doors and windows are closed, and the blower fan essentially depressurizes your home. In doing so, it will cause air from outside to be pulled into your home, attempting to balance pressure. We’ll measure the air coming in, and make any suggestions as to how to best resolve issues with gaps in your home envelope.

Give Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning a call today to learn more.