In this blog, you’ll learn:

What is Air Leakage?

Air leakage is the uncontrolled flow of air through gaps and cracks in the building envelope, the barrier between the conditioned interior and the outside environment. Air leaks can occur in any and all building types – business or residential, new build or older buildings and regardless of the climate or construction materials.

Causes of Air Leakage

Several factors can contribute to air leakage:

The Effects of Air Leakage

Uncontrolled air leakage can lead to several problems:

Identifying Air Leaks with Testing

While some air leaks are easy to spot, such as drafty windows, others can be hidden. Here are some ways to identify them:

Solutions for Air Leakage

The good news is that air leakage can be addressed through various solutions:

Having an IAA-accredited professional conduct an air leakage test will ensure a thorough evaluation and pinpoint areas requiring attention. This allows for targeted solutions to be implemented, maximising the effectiveness of air sealing measures.

What’s Next?

Addressing air leakage is a worthwhile investment for both homes and commercial buildings. By stopping drafts and uncontrolled airflows, you can improve comfort, reduce energy costs, and create a healthier indoor environment. Our professional air tightness testing service, conducted by our IAA-accredited testers, is a valuable tool to test air leakage and identify the extent of the problem as well as guide targeted solutions.

Don’t let air leakage compromise your comfort or building efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about our air testing services. We can help you identify and address leaks – creating a tighter, more energy-efficient building.

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