Indoor Air Quality
Duct Testing Services in San Ramon, CA by Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Your ducts are a very passive part of your home. They have no moving parts, and require no power. They’re simply avenues down which air is pushed to the various parts of the house. However, just because they’re quiet, that doesn’t mean that they can go indefinitely without professional services. Your ducts can develop all sorts of issues over the years, with the most common being duct leaks. Read on for more information about duct leaks, and why duct testing is so important for detecting them. Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offers comprehensive duct testing services throughout San Ramon, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. provides full duct testing services in San Ramon, CA and throughout the East Bay and Tri Valley areas.
Why Duct Testing Is Necessary
Duct leaks can form incredibly easily, from installation onward. The slightest mistake made while installing the ducts can open up gaps or tears in the ductwork. Even years of normal expanding and contracting with the temperature changes can cause ducts to open up leaks. While each individual leak may not pose much of a threat to the system, they tend to add up. The US Department of Energy has found that the average forced air system loses up to 30% of its total output to duct leaks. That’s nearly a third of the total output that you’re paying for which is going to waste.
As your heating and air conditioning systems lose more and more of their output to duct leaks, they will be forced to remain on for longer and longer periods of time in order to achieve the same temperature output. This both makes your home more uncomfortable, and costs you more money. Duct sealing can close duct leaks, returning your system to optimal efficiency. Before the ducts can be sealed, though, the leaks must be found and sometimes they require duct repair or replacement. That’s where duct testing comes in.
How Duct Testing Is Done
Duct testing begins with sealing off all of the vents in your home, with the exception of one. The remaining vent has a large fan, called a "blower door" attached to it. Then, the blower door sucks all the air out of the ductwork. The rate at which the duct pressure returns to normal is then measured, in order to estimate how many leaks are present in the ducts. Smoke pencils are also used to pinpoint the location of all of the duct leaks. This is the best way to prep your ducts for duct sealing services, which will restore your forced air systems.
Call Us for Full Duct Testing Services
Duct testing really isn’t something that can be done by just anybody. Aside from the specialized equipment required proper duct testing needs quite a bit of professional training. So, you should call for professional duct testing services if and when you need them.
If you need duct testing services of any kind, call Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.. Our professional HVAC technicians have many years of duct testing procedure under their belts, so you know that they will give you the best possible service. Whether you know for a fact that you have a duct problem, or you just haven’t had them looked at in a while, call today and schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that your ducts stay in good condition.
Abel did a great job. He was professional, courteous, and explained everything; even showing me the repairs and explaining how my A/C unit should work.
~ Carey C. Stockton, CA
Claudio and the crew did a great job, and everyone was always on time. We would refer them to anyone in the Bay Area needing heating or a/c work done.
~ McCole C. San Francisco, CA
Well after 20 years I think it was time for a new furnace. What an easy process at Comfy Heating. Everybody was so helpful and easy to deal with.
~ Ron A. San Leandro, CA