In this video, John explains why every insulation and air sealing job starts with a comprehensive home energy evaluation.
First, a Dr. Energy Saver by Global Dwelling technician looks at places where moisture and humidity can be an issue, because mold and dust mites, the two main causes of indoor allergies in the U.S., thrive in humid environments. When you air seal a home moisture issues in any area, including the crawl space and basement, will start to migrate into wall cavities and other places, causing a new set of problems. The concentration of mold spores and dust mite pellets in the indoor air will increase and some people in your family might begin to experience indoor allergy symptoms.
Next, technicians perform a blower door test. This test gives technicians a way to measure how much air is leaking into and out of the house, and to detect the major air leakage sources. The blower door helps our technicians make sure that the house is sealed for optimum energy performance and maintains an acceptable rate of air exchange so that the indoor air quality is preserved and your family’s safety is assured.
The technician will then use other diagnostic equipment including thermal imaging cameras, to detect holes in the insulation blanket and other opportunities to improve overall home performance.
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