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Old 11-25-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
 
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I would like to have a Open Door Test done to my home, but before I have it done I would like to know what this test will tell you?

How much does it cost?

When it's done what do you have to do to make your home more heat effect?

Also can you tell me is the results true and up front with the home owner?
Or is it a wast of money?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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please define open door test,

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
 
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please define open door test,

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What I have heard is they seal everything up and have big blower that draws air through the house to see where you have leaks.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:01 PM   #4
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that would be called a blower door test
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the electric company will come out & do that for free, they call it an energy "audit"
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Blower door test are a good idea but they are best if done in combination with an infrared camera test to identify insulation and air loss deficiencies. Not all electric companies will do them for free, in our area they will not do them at all. A service will charge between $300 to $500 for a detailed energy audit and this should include a complete audit with recommendations. It is a small price to pay to be green and know for sure.
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We just had one done at our house. The cost was $325 and the government gives you back $150 They audit the energy usage of your home and give it a number similar to a percentage of 100. They recommend ways to make your home more efficient and you have 18 months to work on it. Then they do a retest and if things have improved the govt. will give you back some $$$. I think the max. refund is around $3500. Seems like a fair deal especially if you're planning to do some work anyway.

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