Duct Leak Testing – Keeping Your Home Cool
Duct leak testing is a process that measures the amount of air leakage in the ductwork of a residential or commercial building. Fetch-A-Tech is a leader in the HVAC and plumbing industries. We have a long list of satisfied clients who’ve benefited from our ability to successfully test the quality of the airflow through their ductwork.
Ductwork is responsible for distributing heated or cooled air throughout a building. When there are leaks or cracks in the ducts, a significant amount of air can escape, leading to energy waste, poor indoor air quality and uneven temperatures. Duct leakage testing helps to identify these leaks, so they can be repaired, improving energy efficiency and overall comfort. If you suspect you’re losing money and cooling through faulty ductwork, contact Fetch-A-Tech today.
Duct leakage testing involves the use of specialized equipment, such as a duct blower fan and pressure gauge, to measure the amount of air that is escaping from the ducts. During the testing process, the technician will seal off all the vents and registers in the building, and then use the duct blower fan to pressurize the ducts. The pressure gauge measures the amount of air that is escaping from the ducts, allowing the technician to determine the level of leakage.
Once the level of leakage has been determined, the technician can identify the specific areas where the leaks are occurring. Leaks may be located at joints or seams in the ducts, or they may be caused by damage to the ductwork. In some cases, ducts may be improperly installed or designed, leading to increased air leakage.
By identifying and repairing duct leaks, homeowners can save energy and money on their heating and cooling bills. Leaks in the ducts can cause air to escape into unconditioned spaces, such as attics or crawl spaces, resulting in wasted energy. Additionally, leaky ducts can cause uneven heating or cooling in different areas of the building, leading to discomfort for the occupants.
In summary, duct leakage testing is an important process for ensuring the energy efficiency and comfort of a residential or commercial building. By identifying and repairing leaks in the ductwork, homeowners can improve the performance of their heating and cooling systems, leading to reduced energy consumption and improved comfort levels.
Schedule an appointment today with one of Fetch-A-Tech’s trained technicians to learn more about how you can improve your home’s indoor comfort and save money on utility costs.