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Some Reasons That Air Ducts Develop Leaks

Monday, September 14th, 2015

IMG_7555_2Professional duct sealing is a job that most residential air ducts will require at some point. Even the best installation job of excellently designed ductwork is not fully immune to the troubles that can create air leaks. Even small holes in the ducts will lead to energy waste and a decline in comfort. If you’ve never had duct testing done for your ventilation system before, we strongly suggest you arrange for this service with our experienced technicians. This will allow them to find out if your ducts are suffering from leaks and need sealing work.

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When Should I Schedule Duct Testing for My Home?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Duct testing is a process where professionals check on the integrity of the ductwork that makes up a home’s ventilation system. Ductwork can suffer from holes, gaps at connection points, and other air leaks that will cause them to lose the conditioned air moving through them. These leaks, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, can account for up to a 30% loss of heated and cooled air from the HVAC system. That’s a great deal of air that you pay to heat or cool from which you won’t receive any benefit. Duct testing will discover if your ducts are leaking and what work needs to be done to fix them.

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