One of the biggest challenges with ductwork is that over time it can become faulty. Because ductwork is typically hidden behind your walls, under your floors and above your ceilings, it can be very hard to locate the areas of loss—but not when an expert from Express HVAC Service performs professional duct testing in your home. Using specialized equipment, our technician will be able to tell how leaky your ductwork is and where the leaks are, pinpointing the exact areas of loss. With this information, we’ll be able to help you create a plan to remedy your air loss issues so that you can regain energy efficiency, improve your indoor air quality, and increase your year-round comfort. Whether you’ve been in your home for 20 years or just purchased a new one, it’s important to know how your ductwork is performing, and duct testing will give you the information you need to have.
What Is Duct Testing?
Part of the reason your ductwork is able to push air through to your home’s living spaces is due to pressurization—having the right level of pressure throughout the ductwork. When your ductwork is faulty, i.e., is leaking air, the pressure is imbalanced, which can cause a number of problems. To pinpoint the location and severity of any existing leaks, your trained Express HVAC Service technician will pressurize your ductwork with a specialized calibrated fan and find where the leaks exist. This is how duct testing is conducted.
How Is Duct Testing Done?
To find where your ductwork is faulty, it’s necessary to pressurize your entire ductwork system. As such, your technician will temporarily seal off all the registers of your ductwork system except for one. The one register that is left open will have a calibrated fan connected to it, and the technician will use the fan to add air pressure to your ductwork. The gauges on the fan inform the technician as to any existing air leakage problems and their location.
Why Should I Schedule Duct Testing?
The main reason to schedule duct testing for your home in Round Rock, TX is to improve your home’s energy efficiency. But there are other benefits to consider, too. The first is your comfort. If you’ve been dealing with drafts, or have watched your HVAC system struggle to keep you comfortable, your ductwork may be the reason why. Faulty ductwork can also seriously compromise the quality of your indoor air, which can be especially problematic for people who suffer from severe allergies. Knowing whether or not your ductwork is leaking, and if it is, where it is leaking, is very important information for any property owner.
You can call the technicians at Express HVAC Service when you want to arrange for duct testing. We are happy to supply this service to help your enjoy better indoor air and energy efficiency.