Although the duct blaster test is often used to check new construction, it is also sometimes useful in checking existing homes.
All ducts leak eventually so it is a given that ducts in an older home will be leaking. If you condition the attic (that is what most building physicists recommend as a solution for Texas attics), it will not matter that the ducts leak in a few places.
Multiple leaks, however, should be located and repaired, particularly when there is a "too-hot" or "too-cold" room.
It also gives the remodeler information about the effectiveness of return air ducts.
Do you need an energy consultant, energy auditor, green builder, or green remodeler in North Central Texas or the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Are you purchasing or building a home? Ready to add renewable-energy? Interested in living more sustainably? Contact Terry Jensen Frugal Energy, LLC 972 251-1532 or 817 443-2553 Just have a question or two? Please call. If I can answer without seeing your home or business, I will do so at no charge.
Green Remodeling 972 251-1532 or 817 443-2553
Subscribe to free Dallas-Fort Worth Green Remodeling e-newsletter.
Sent periodically with home remodeling news and information. Also includes calendar of green events and classes.
Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers or other participants and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.