News — duct leakage testing

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Lists Reusable Air Vent Covers

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I'm proud to announce that Vent Cap Systems has been approved by The Building Performance Institute™ (BPI) for inclusion as a BPI Listed Product.  BPI Listed Products are matched to specific home performance testing standards and other criterion.   Coming on the heels of the USPTO's recent issuance of our patent is certainly welcome news after over five years in the business.  Both are further recognition that Vent Caps are both novel, functional, and necessary tools for anyone doing duct leakage testing.

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Tapes Not Sticking To Low VOC Paints?

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Home Performance contractors keep telling me that the new Low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints that some builders are using is making it hard to set up a Duct Blaster® or DucTester™.  It's hard enough setting up for a duct leakage test without then having to worry if the tape is going to stay where you put it.  That's one of the attributes of Vent Caps Systems that makes them invaluable for sealing duct systems.  Once they're up, they're up.  Vent Caps™ seal air vents whether they're dripping in condensation, freshly painted, or dirty as the dickens and they make...

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What is a duct blaster test?

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Sorry You've probably heard the term but. . . Duct Blaster® is a registered trademark belonging to The Energy Conservatory™ for their marquee fan/manometer duct leakage testing system, aka The Minneapolis Duct Blaster®. It’s likely to go the way of Kleenex, Aspirin, Escalator - all formerly trademarked product names that became synonymous with the actual product. The test people are actually referring to is called Duct Leakage Testing which is now mandated all across the country - in one form or another - and the backbone of any worthwhile residential energy audit.  It involves the pressurized testing of a home's ducted air conditioning system for diagnostic purposes.   The...

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