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Blower Doors Used in Weatherization

A simple fan and flow meter, mounted in an exterior door frame, is the most valued tool in weatherization work

In the process of weatherizing a home, the blower door is an important tool used to evaluate the integrity of a home's building envelope. Besides simply testing for airtightness, the blower door can be used for a multitude of tests that help the weatherization team find air leaks to the outside, understand the condition of the home's duct system, and also evaluate the overall safety of the combustion appliances exhaust systems.

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These materials are adapted from Wx Workforce Training, a video-based weatherization training service.


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