September 7, 2019

Your home’s energy efficiency impacts everything from how easy it is to stay cool during the summer to how much you pay in monthly energy bills. You may already have a general idea of how efficient your home is if you’ve felt hot or cold spots in certain rooms. However, you probably don’t know your home’s exact energy efficiency rating. That’s where we come in! Here at Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, our expert technicians can perform three tests to measure the efficiency of your Hanover home.

Blower Door Test

A blower door test is designed to measure your home’s air-tightness. The more airtight your home is, the more energy-efficient it is because heat loss is minimized. The test is performed by attaching a large fan to a door in your home. When we turn the fan on, the test is able to measure the airflow that passes through the fan in or out of the house.

Low-Emissivity Window Checkers

Low-emissivity coatings are used on modern windows to reduce home heat loss. Not only do these coatings increase your home’s energy-efficiency, but they also help keep your home comfortable. Many modern windows are treated for low-emissivity, but some older windows or specialty windows do not. We use a device called a low-emissivity window checker to find out if any of your windows should be replaced.

Infrared Cameras

Infrared cameras have the technology to capture hot and cold spots. We use the camera to take images around your house, of both the interior and exterior of the building. We’re able to use the resulting images to identify spots where your home is experiencing air leaks or insulation problems.

Hanover’s Expert Heating & Cooling Technicians
Here at Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re Hanover’s experts in home energy efficiency. Our technicians are skilled at performing all the tests needed to measure your home’s energy efficiency, in addition to providing expert heating, cooling, and indoor air quality solutions. Whether you need a tune-up, replacement, or repairs, we’re the right team for the job. Give us a call today to learn more.

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