As you may know as of July 1, 2017, The Florida Building Code R402.4.1.2 Testing requires each newly constructed residential building or dwelling to pass a Blower Door Test performed by an approved third party that is a certified Class 1 BERS Rater in accordance with FS 553.995. A written report of the results of the test shall be signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the code official before the certificate of occupancy can be issued.
A Blower Door Test is a process of measuring the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones, to test ductwork airtightness and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope. Blower door testing is the standard method to test to see how well-contained the air is within your home.
By using a blower door, we are able to see how quickly your home depressurizes. This can give you an idea of how your home’s insulation, doors and windows are working, and gives you the ability to see what modifications need to be made. After examining the different leaks in the house, we will be able to give you a list of cost-efficient measures you can take in order to ensure increased efficiency and containment of air. In addition to conducting the process with a smoke stick, we can do this process isolated.
It is important to minimize air leaks by improving building tightness determined by our test to:
- Reduce energy consumption due to air leakage
- Eliminate moisture condensation problems
- Improve air quality by reducing indoor air pollutants
OPTMA SERVICES is a LICENSED & CERTIFIED Blower Door / Air infiltration & Duct Leakage Testing provider. Our technicians are Building Performance Institute (B.P.I.) Certified Professionals that are ready to serve you with your new Energy Code Requirements.