The Importance of Air Tightness Testing on PAS 2035 Projects

There are many reasons why air leakage testing is important for PAS2035 project, by establishing how much air infiltrates through your building enclosure/envelope via air leakage testing, will help identify how much risk there is of excess drafts and moisture issues, as well as the ingress of outdoor pollutants. Only with a robust air tight building envelope, can we reduce the chance of ongoing issues for the building occupiers.

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Here are just a few of the main benefits:

                • Establish the Air Tightness Rate – any air leaking out of the building envelope causes energy to be consumed when replacement air is conditioned, either via cooling or heating. With information from an air leakage test you can estimate how much air will leak in both cold and warm weather, or how much more windy weather will cause a building to leak relative to calm weather.  The resulting energy impact can then be considered and used for equipment sizing calculations and predictions of operating energy consumption.
                • Ensuring your Mechanical Heating System is adequate – once the air leakage result has been established the resulting energy impact can be considered and used for equipment sizing calculations and predictions of operating energy consumption within the dwelling.
                • Identifying Air Leakage Paths – you can identify air leakage paths that you didn’t know about.  Via blower door and smoke leakage testing, we can accurately identify air
                • We can help with your PAS2035 Air Tightness Test

 

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We can help with your PAS2035 Air Tightness Test

You can rest assured that we provide the highest quality service for all your air tightness testing and reportage. We are a UKAS accredited laboratory, as well as being certified to ATTMA Level 2.

If you would like more information in for our PAS 2035 air tightness testing services, please contact us at info@airpressuretesting.net  or visit our call us on 01525 303905. Alternatively, please see a copy of our air leakage checklist to help you prepare for your PAS2035 Air Test.