The air ducts that are part of your central heating and air conditioning system offers one of the best opportunities to:
- increase your energy efficiency
- increase your comfort
- manage your energy bills
Studies indicate that 10%-30% of the heated or cooled air is lost along with the money spent to heat or cool that air through leaky ducts. Properly sized, installed, and sealed ductwork will make your heating and air conditioning system significantly more efficient.
Energy loss is not the only concern. Duct systems can also involve the comfort of your family, as well as your indoor air quality. Testing the ducts will locate leaks or damage and focus repair work in the right areas.
What can go wrong?
Air escapes through poorly connected, disconnected, or deteriorated ducts, which can result in little conditioned air actually reaching your living space, leaving the area too warm or too cold.
How do you know if your duct system is in good condition?
The most reliable and cost-effective way to find out is to have a duct test performed by a qualified contractor or technician using the proper test equipment. Duct testing measures the amount of airflow that is lost through the duct system when it is at normal operating pressure.
While some joints or seams may have only small leaks, other sections may be completely disconnected. Duct testing can indicate the relative “leakiness” of the ducts and help determine whether the duct system should be sealed, repaired, or renovated.
Call today. A Christianson duct system expert will be glad to help.