Quiz #8: Tools and Testing for Energy Auditors and Building Analysts – Basics

1. The primary tools used to diagnose air leaks in the overall building envelope are

A. blower door and smoke stick

B. duct tester and smoke stick

C. infrared imager and smoke stick

D. flow hood and smoke stick

 

2. A blower door and duct testing system are both used in conjunction with a _____________ to measure pressure differentials

A. hygrometer

B. manometer

C. machometer

D. psyrgometer

 

3. When conducting a blower door or duct leakage test, “WRT” stands for:

A. “with registers taped”

B. “with reference to”

C. “within reasonable time”

D. “wind recalibration test”

 

4.    4”WC is approximately how many Pa?

A. 1

B. 4

C. 1000

D. 4000

 

5. Which of the following is a true statement about running a blower door test in a smaller, tighter home?

A. the building analyst should start with all rings open

B. the building analyst should start with some rings closed

C. the building analyst should consider pressurizing rather than depressurizing the home

D. the building analyst should consider depressurizing the home to -25 Pa rather than 25 Pa

Question Answer Key:

 

1. The primary tools used to diagnose air leaks in the overall building envelope are

A. blower door and smoke stick – while all of the other tools listed are also used to measure leakage, the blower door is the primary tool for measuring overall envelope leakage

B. duct tester and smoke stick

C. infrared imager and smoke stick

D. flow hood and smoke stick

 

2. A blower door and duct testing system are both used in conjunction with a _____________ to measure pressure differentials

A. hygrometer

B. manometer

C. machometer

D. psyrgometer

 

3. When conducting a blower door or duct leakage test, “WRT” stands for:

A. “with registers taped”

B. “with reference to”

C. “within reasonable time”

D. “wind recalibration test”

 

4.    4”WC is approximately how many Pa?

A. 1

B. 4

C. 1000 – remember that 1 Pascal = approximately 250 inches water column

D. 4000

 

5. Which of the following is a true statement about running a blower door test in a smaller, tighter home?

A. the building analyst should start with all rings open

B. the building analyst should start with some rings closed

C. the building analyst should consider pressurizing rather than depressurizing the home

D. the building analyst should consider depressurizing the home to -25 Pa rather than 25 Pa

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