Home Efficiency Testing in Madison, VA, and the Surrounding Area

A professional evaluation of your home’s efficiency from Duct-Rite Mechanical can identify sources of energy waste that force you to pay more than you need to on heating and cooling. Our home efficiency testing services offer opportunities to save money on your energy bills and elevate the comfort of your home-sweet-home.

How Tight Is Your Home’s Envelope?

The roof, flooring, exterior walls — a building envelope separates the interior of your home from the great outdoors. At Duct-Rite Mechanical, we employ a process known as blower door testing to determine if leaks in the envelope are allowing the air you’ve paid to condition to escape outside.

A powerful fan placed into an exterior doorway of your home blows air outside, lowering the pressure of the air indoors. The variance in air pressure pushes outdoor air into your home through any gaps in the building envelope. An infrared camera is then employed to identify sources of air leakage.

Duct Blast Testing

A different type of fan is used to spot leaks in the ductwork that circulates conditioned air through your home. This device also used pressure differentials to find leaks, gaps or loose connections in the ducts. A fog machine can also be employed along with duct blast testing to visualize the exact spots that are leaking.

Professional Home Efficiency Testing

In addition to blower door and duct blast testing, our home efficiency services include inspections of other areas that impact your comfort and raise your energy expenses.

  • Heating, cooling and ventilation systems
  • Insulation in walls, floors and ceilings
  • Framing around doors and windows
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Appliances
  • Energy bills
Bpi Building Performance Analyst Professional (photo 3)

Collecting data on your home’s overall efficiency is one thing. Analyzing the gathered information is another thing altogether. At Duct-Rite Mechanical, our home efficiency specialists have participated in special training courses to achieve certification as a BPI Building Performance Analyst Professionals. Our BPI pros know how to evaluate the collected data and suggest energy-saving improvements ranging from installing additional insulation to upgrading outdated HVAC systems.

Are you ready to improve your comfort at home and start saving money? Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our home efficiency testing professionals. At Duct-Rite Mechanical, we’re all about making homes in Madison, VA, and the surrounding communities as comfortable as possible.

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