I'm considering having a blower door test done along with whatever energy heating and cooling loss tests that can or should be done.
My question is, what is the BEST way for a homeowner to prep for any of these tests.
I mean, besides cleaning the fireplace to prevent ashes from being sucked in,
what else do you recommend a HO to do to make the technicians job as easy and efficient as possible, and for me to get the MOST beneficial information to use.
I totally understand that a tech is there to do his job. Not change furnace filters, move furniture, or dodge the family pet.
Here is one specific question. I have some unused rooms (guest bedrooms, and an unfinished basement) that I have the ductwork shut off to.
Lately this can create as much as a 10 degree difference between the conditioned and unconditioned rooms. (It's not a problem, we arent useing them)
Should all of the rooms be temp. conditioned before the test day, or should the house be left in the state of "regular use".
I know you testers are out there. What can a homeowner do for you besides have a big plate of brownies and coffee for you?