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Duct Testing Service in Orlando, FL by FLORALA
Duct leaks are a huge problem for homes across the country, even though most homeowners aren’t aware of it. According to the US Department of Energy, up to 30% of a forced air system’s output is lost to duct leaks on average. That’s a very large chunk of the total system output that is going to waste every time you turn it on. As serious as these duct leaks are, though, they are often very difficult to detect. This is why duct testing is used, to determine the state of the ducts and whether or not they need repairs. Call FLORALA today for a duct testing appointment.
FLORALA provides quality duct testing service near Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas.
What Is Duct Testing?
Duct testing is like a home energy audit, but localized to your ducts. It is designed to measure the condition of your ducts, and to identify any leaks that may be present. Duct testing is the primary method of determining whether or not your duct network needs duct sealing, as physically going over every inch of the ducts is time consuming and effort intensive.
What Happens During a Duct Testing Appointment
During a duct testing, all of the vents leading to your ducts are sealed off, save for one of them. A blower door is attached to that vent, and pressurizes the entire duct network. As the pressure equalizes between the ducts and the rest of your house, the rate of equalization is measured. If air is leaving the ducts too quickly, it is a sign that there are at least a few duct leaks in your system. The individual leaks can then be sought out and sealed.
The Benefits of Duct Testing
By testing your ducts every year or two, you are preventing an accumulation of duct leaks that will lead to a massive loss of energy over time. This is pretty much the only reason to ever have your ducts tested, but it’s a very good one. Without duct testing, the only way to find leaks in your duct network would be to physically check for them. While possible, this is extremely inefficient and imprecise. Duct testing is a quick, accurate way to show whether or not further action needs to be tested.
We Provide Quality Duct Testing in Orlando, FL
If you’ve never had your ducts tested before, or you haven’t had it done in a while, now is the time to schedule it. Even if you’ve had your ducts previously sealed, they can still develop new leaks over time. The longer you allow these leaks to go undetected and unaddressed, the more money you’re going to be wasting. For that reason, it’s best to have your ducts tested at least once every year. That way, you won’t have any longstanding leaks causing trouble. Call FLORALA today to schedule a duct testing appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that no matter what state your ducts are in, we will restore them to proper operating condition.