Do you know how energy efficient your home is in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, and the surrounding areas? You may think that you have an energy efficient home, but unless you have a blower door test from RMI Inspection Services you won’t really know. Having a blower door test will provide you with the needed information for just how energy efficient your home is, along with recommendations about where the leaks are and what steps can be taken to seal up these draft areas. You will ultimately save money every month once you use this information. Contact our team to schedule your blower door testing session.
Now Required For New Home Construction
You may or may not know that beginning in the second half of 2017 that all new home construction now must have a blower door test to ensure that the house is constructed well and is energy efficient. When having this blower door test your new home must have seven air changes per hour or less in order to pass the test. This is the equivalent of a home having a 20 mile per hour wind blowing against the whole house.
No longer do you need to take the word of the builder that the home is energy efficient. Now with the results of blower door tests you can properly assess how well a home is built when it comes to energy efficiency. And if the results show that the home isn’t up to the standards then additional work will be needed to bring the test results into the range that they need to be.
Blower Door Tests Can Help Existing Homes
There are many different things that a homeowner can do to enhance their existing home, but the big question is what will have the most impact? It is best to address the areas of the home that are showing the most air movement as that will have the greatest impact. This might be insulation in different areas, or it might be the windows needing to be replaced. Once you have the results from the blower door test, you will have a checklist of things to do that will make an impact month after month on the amount spent for heating or cooling your home.
Whether you are in the process of building a new home or you want to have your current home evaluated in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, and the surrounding areas, our team at RMI Inspection Services will provide you with a quality blower door test. Contact us today to schedule your test and learn how you can upgrade your home in the most efficient and effective way.