If your Florida home or rental property was permitted after July 1, 2017, pursuant to Section 402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building Code, a blower door test is required by law. This statute applies to all different types of residential structures in addition to single family homes, including townhomes, multiplex units, condos, and low-rise apartment buildings.
The blower door test must be conducted by an independent entity rather than someone who was involved in the building process. Our company, Air Quality Control Environmental, provides government approved, high quality blower door tests in Miami Beach, Hollywood, Boca Raton, and other nearby cities.
The purpose of a blower door test is to determine the airtightness of your home.
Here in south Florida, a great deal of energy is utilized keeping homes cool during the smoldering summer months, and this is why the government is concerned about conservation. Of course, every homeowner should have the same concerns, because utility bills will be off the charts if there is an undue amount of air leakage.
A blower door test involves the placement of a high-powered fan in the frame of your exterior door. The air that is circulating inside of your home is sucked out by this powerful fan, and this dramatically decreases the interior air pressure. At that point, the air from outside that is more pressurized will penetrate through any poorly sealed nooks and crannies. We then use high tech tools to identify any trouble spots that may exist. If problems are detected, we can initiate the appropriate corrective actions.
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Clearly, it is important to make sure that you are adhering to all of the laws surrounding home air leakage. Plus, the small investment that you make in a blower door test can actually save you a great deal of money in the long run if leakage problems are identified and corrected.
If you have any questions about the blower door test, we would be more than glad to provide you with detailed answers, and we can set up an appointment to come out your home if you decide to go forward. You can get in touch with us by phone right now at 954-345-5821, and our toll-free number is 855-355-DUST. There is also a contact page on this website that you can utilize to send us a message if you would prefer to get in touch electronically.