Air pressure testing

By: BERcerts.ie  25/05/2012
Keywords: dublin, meath, Ber Assessors

Research shows that up to half of all heat loss in buildings can be due to air leakage and uncontrolled ventilation. Insulation levels have increased substantially over the last few decades, but heated air is still escaping and can be pinpointed as a major source of energy loss. The climates of Ireland does not suffer from extremes in low temperatures, but are exposed to extremes in wind pressure. While insulation is central to low energy construction, air tightness must also be central to an energy efficient strategy to reduce unnecessary heat loss. A few hours of air sealing with inexpensive sealants can often reduce the air leakage by 50% or more, resulting in a saving of 20% of the total house heating bills.

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