We have teamed up with Ford Insulation to do blower door testing, attic insulation and vent sealing.
About Ford Insulation
Owner Guy Ford has been in the insulation business for 15 years, working his way up to learn every aspect of the job from installation to sales to management. In 2012, he opened the doors to his own company, working with contractors and custom home builders to deliver quality and efficiency.
Blower Door Testing
The blower door test is conducted as part of the energy assessment of your home. A blower door is a powerful fan that a trained energy professional temporarily mounts into the frame of an exterior doorway in your home. After calibrating the device, the fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed gaps, cracks and openings such as gaps, cracks, or wiring penetrations to show specific locations where insulation is missing and air is leaking.
We offer fiberglass batt and blown insulation as well as cellulose insulation, depending on your project needs.
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?
- you have high summer and winter utility bills;
- you have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool;
- you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable;
- your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage;
- you find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system.
We make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceiling. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
Benefits of Duct Sealing
A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.