Kronvall J.
Bibliographic info:
ASHRAE trans. vol 84 no 1 p 72-79

Describes pressure method for testing whole houses for air leakage. States main advantages compared to tracer gas technique are that equipment is inexpensive, easy to handle and so well adapted to routine tests. The house is pressurized using a powerful fan and the flow through the fan is equivalent to the leakage through the building envelope at given pressure. Summarizes measurements made on test houses. and shows use of thermography to detect leaks. suggests use of pressure test to estimate the natural ventilation of a house. Gives brief extract from new directions for air-tightness of houses according to the Swedish building code (SBN 1975).