As a homeowner, you may not know your house’s thermal performance off the top of your head, but chances are you’ll know if you have drafty windows or cold spots. In building-block terms, thermal performance means protecting your home from the elements. The goal is to maintain cool internal temperatures in the summer and a warm interior when the temperature drops.
So, how do you know if your Mesa home is as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible? We recommend performing three different tests that will identify problem areas for repair. Our talented team at Honest Air Conditioning can expertly complete each of the following tests for you.
Blower Door Test
A blower door test is performed to measure how airtight your home is. The test involves attaching a large, powerful fan to a doorway in your house. Once the fan is turned on, the test measures the airflow passing through the fan as well as the pressure between the inside of the house versus the outside.
Low-Emissivity Window Checkers
Modern windows are treated with low-emissivity coatings to help reduce the amount of heat transmitted through the pane. This helps to keep your home cool and comfortable. Many windows sold today come with low-emissivity treatments, but some older windows and specialty windows like stained glass aren’t treated. A small device called a low-emissivity window checker will tell us if your residence has windows that lack this important treatment.
An infrared camera is used to capture infrared images inside your home. The camera’s infrared technology is capable of detecting hot spots and cold spots both inside and outside of your house. The resulting images can help to diagnose issues like air leaks and insulation problems.
Mesa’s Energy Efficiency Experts
Here at Honest Air Conditioning, we’re experts at measuring and optimizing the thermal efficiency of homes in the Mesa area. Our skilled technicians can perform all three tests as well as fill you in on exactly how you can bundle up your house against the worst of Mesa’s weather. We’re proud to handle all of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. We specialize in everything from tune-ups and repairs to full installation and replacement. Give us a call today.