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New Home Duct Leakage Test in North Attleboro, MA

In this video our tech is performing a duct leakage test at a new home still under construction in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

All cities and towns in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut require a duct leakage test with a passing grade before issuing a Certificate of Occupancy.

Duct Leakage Test in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, which has some of the most strict energy requirements, a passing grade is less than or equal to 4% of the total conditioned floor area. For example, in a 2000-square-foot home, the ductwork can’t exceed leakage of 80 cubic feet per minute cfm.

Duct Leakage Test in Rhode Island

For perspective, consider that in Rhode Island a passing grade is 8% of the conditioned floor area. You can expect RI to come in line with its neighbors by incrementally lowering the threshold from 8% to 6% or lower, in the not-so-distant future.

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