As the weather continues to get hotter, opening your energy bills can become frightening. You do everything you can to save energy, taking advantage of your programmable thermostat to run the air conditioner at an efficient temperature only while you are home. However, your bills still seem to go up each year.
While there are a lot of things you can do to make your air conditioner run smoothly—from changing the filter to scheduling professional maintenance to replacing the unit altogether—there could actually be issues within your home causing your bills to skyrocket. Blower door testing may help you to solve this energy issue along with a few others. Check it out!
What Is Blower Door Testing?
A blower door test is a professional service often performed during a home energy audit. A technician will make sure that all windows and doors are shut and then seal the blower door unit to a door frame. This is essentially a large fan that moves air outdoors in order to lower the air pressure in the house, which then enables a professional to measure the airflow and detect air leaks around the house.
3 Reasons to Call a Professional Today
- Increase the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioner (and Heater) – After the test, your technician will recommend steps to take to seal leaks and make your home run more efficiently. This can decrease your energy bills by 5 – 30%.
- Reduce Drafts – You’re also likely to feel more comfortable with fewer drafts around the house after you seal up leaks.
- Improve Indoor Air Quality – You can also improve the quality of the air your family breathes. Sealing leaks minimizes moisture, and a technician may recommend ways to properly ventilate.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. to schedule an energy audit in Hilton Head today. Our experts use blower door testing to help you find solutions to make your home more efficient, comfortable, and healthier.