Weatherization Tools

Dallas Weatherization Service

A Cooler House Blower DoorWhat it means. Weatherization is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, outside air, and harmful gasses; this is done so by modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. Buttoning up the envelope of a house with insulation and caulk is the first line of defense. While located in little Garland, TX, 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 expertise to properly seal your Home. So if you live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area A Cooler House for a consultation so that you too can have a cooler house. Request Service by Phone or Email Contact A Cooler House 972-840-1500 Request Service 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 LeaksWeatherization Air Leak Detection

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 and 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. Diagram of a blower door. The parts of the blower door are labeled as follows: exterior door frame (around the outside edge of the door), temporary covering (over the surface of the door), and adjustable frame (just inside the exterior door frame). An air pressure gauge, a small vertical rectangle with three round gauges inside, is alongside of the door. The top gauge is connected by a tube to the temporary covering, and the bottom two gauges are connected to a fan sitting at the bottom of the door. The caption reads: Diagnostic Tools. Testing the airtightness of a home using a special fan called a blower door can help to ensure that air sealing work is effective. Often, energy efficiency incentive programs, such as the DOE/EPA ENERGY STAR Program, require a blower door test (usually performed in less than an hour) to confirm the tightness of the house. 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 monometer 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.   Request Service by Phone or Email Contact A Cooler House 972-840-1500 Request Service