Enhance Energy Efficiency with Home Performance Blower Door Air Leak Testing And Infrared Scans.

Maximizing comfort and energy savings through precision blower door technology for identifying air leaks and thermal issues.

Blower Door Testing

Blower door testing stands at the forefront of comprehensive energy audits, offering an indispensable means to evaluate a building's air tightness and energy efficiency. This advanced diagnostic technique involves the use of a specialized fan and pressure measurement devices to detect air leaks within a structure. By manipulating air pressure, the blower door helps reveal areas where drafts or uncontrolled airflows occur, enabling precise identification of potential energy inefficiencies. Through this process, experts can accurately pinpoint locations that require sealing or insulation improvements, ultimately leading to enhanced energy conservation, increased comfort, and cost savings for homeowners or building managers. Blower door testing not only serves as a foundational step in energy audits but also plays a vital role in creating more sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.
Rest assured, when you choose Perkins Inc., you are selecting a partner that prioritizes the science of home performance evaluation to ensure your energy conservation and comfort needs are met with precision and expertise.

How A Blower Door Works

How A Blower Door Works

The Blower Door

The blower door, a sizable fan installed into an exterior doorway, works by either pressurizing or depressurizing air within a building, creating a vacuum effect that uncovers points of air infiltration or escape. Connected sensors measure a structure's airtightness by assessing pressure differences between the homes interior and exterior. This method identifies air leakage sites, illuminating areas needing insulation or air sealing enhancements to boost a building's energy efficiency and overall comfort. Paired with an infrared camera, this combination forms a powerful tool for assessing a building's air tightness and insulation. While the blower door depressurizes the building to reveal air leakage zones, the infrared camera, sensitive to temperature variations, captures images displaying the thermal contrasts associated with these leaks. This combined method offers a thorough evaluation of a building's energy performance, uncovering both the overall air leakage and specific areas requiring insulation or sealing improvements. This integrated technology aids in identifying and remedying energy inefficiencies, providing a comprehensive understanding of a building's energy loss.

Why You Need A Blower Door:

  • Identifies Air Leaks: Pinpoints areas where air may infiltrate or escape from a building, helping to seal off these leaks.
  • Determines Airtightness: Measures the overall airtightness of a structure by evaluating pressure differences between the inside and outside.
  • Enhances Energy Efficiency: Assists in improving a building's energy efficiency by identifying areas that need insulation or sealing enhancements.
  • Improves Comfort: Helps create a more comfortable living or working environment by maintaining a consistent indoor temperature and reducing drafts.
  • Reduces Energy Costs: Minimizes energy consumption by identifying and rectifying air leaks, thereby lowering heating and cooling costs.
  • Validates Building Codes: Assists in meeting energy efficiency standards and codes required for construction or renovation.
  • Combined Assessment: When paired with infrared cameras, provides a comprehensive evaluation of a building's energy performance by visualizing temperature variations and identifying specific areas for improvements.
Blower Door: Just part of the puzzle

Blower Door: Just part of the puzzle

Blower Door Testing


  • Blower Door Pressure Test
  • Infrared Scan
  • Pictures Of Problem Areas
  • Gas Leak Test If Applicable
  • Report Of Air Tightness Testing
  • Report Of Air Tightness Testing
  • $50 Additioanl For Pressure Pan Test
  • Duct Leak Testing Not Included
  • Repairs Not Made
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Duct Leak Testing

$250 / per unit

  • Duct Blaster Pressure Test
  • Duct Leak Inspection
  • Duct Condition Inspection
  • Report Of Duct Pressure Test
  • Pictures Of Problem Areas
  • Infrared Test
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Repairs Not Made
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Is Your Attic Costing You Money?!?!

All it takes is a quick peek to find out! Many older homes have more air leaks and less insulation than homes built today. If your attic floor is insulated but the wood beams (joists) are still visible, you probably don’t have enough attic insulation and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to reach out to us today for a free insulation quote!

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