While many homeowners today are opting to use ductless mini splits to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year, the majority are still using forced air heating and cooling systems that rely upon ductwork to distribute air throughout the house. There is nothing wrong with doing so, obviously. You should be aware of some potential issues that could affect these types of systems, though. After all, you want your system to excel. We’ll help it to do so.
- Inexplicably high heating and/or cooling costs.
- Reduced indoor air quality.
- Hot or cold spots popping up throughout the house.
- A hissing or whistling sound.
- Overall decrease in comfort.
Testing ductwork means using finely calibrated equipment in order to determine if your air ducts are actually leaking, without having to tear your walls apart while looking for leaks. To accomplish this, a fan specifically designed for this purpose is used. The information it gives us will tell us if your air ducts are not well–sealed.
Sealing air ducts is not a job for duct tape. We cannot stress this enough. People like to think of duct tape as a catch–all solution around the house, but it should never be applied to air ducts. The material breaks down quickly and will not create a lasting seal.