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The videos listed below are intended as a refresher for previous attendees of FSEC's Florida Weatherization training course. The videos demonstrate testing methods that weatherization inspectors need to perform in order to determine the appropriate weatherization measures needed, and to ensure the safe operation of the house.

 

photo: exterior of house

Initial Safety Check

The steps shown here should be performed prior to any other testing.

 

 

photo: man looking up into attic access hole

Zonal Pressure Test

This test is used to determine the location of the air barrier — or in other words, if the zone is "inside" or "outside."

photo: blower door with fan

Blower Door Test

This test is used to determine the air tightness of the building.

photo: pressure pan with pole covering vent next to ceiling fan

Pressure Pan Test

This test evaluates the duct system and determines if there is duct leakage.

photo: hand holding manometer pressure gauge in front of closed door

Door Closure Effect

This test is used to determine if a pressure relief mechanism (i.e. jump duct) is needed when a door is closed.

photo: gas stove ignited with CO probe over flame and CO probe in outside dryer vent

Carbon Monoxide Testing
— Gas Stove and Dryer

This test is used to determine if the Carbon Monoxide (CO) level is safe when the appliance is in operation.

CO probe in water heater flue

Carbon Monoxide Testing
— Gas Water Heater

This test is used to determine if the Carbon Monoxide (CO) level is safe when the appliance is in operation.

image: house floor plan

Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Testing —
Without a Fireplace

This test is used to determine the worst case depressurization scenario of a house without a fireplace.

photo: black metal framed fireplace with opened glass doors without logs or ashes

Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Testing —
With a Fireplace

This test is used to determine the worst cast depressurization scenario of a house with a fireplace.