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Should I Have My Air Ducts Tested?

Using ductwork in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home during the summer season is a very effective means by which to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, you must keep in mind the fact that there is no guarantee that your ductwork is going to work as efficiently and successfully as possible. There are many reasons as to why your ductwork may fail to excel in its operation. If you want to ensure that your air ducts are not behind problems with your cooling experience, we recommend that you schedule professional duct testing in Clovis, CA.

Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Professionally Tested?

Your air ducts, obviously, are not exactly highly visible. Most, if not all, of your ductwork is going to be hidden away in the basement or attic, and behind walls and between ceilings and floors. Because of this, simply visually inspecting your ductwork for damages is really just not possible. When you consider too the fact that even very minor damage to your ductwork can have very negative effects on your cooling — or heating — experience, it becomes clear that calling in professionals is a far better option than any self diagnosing.

So how does it work, anyway? There are a few ways in which your air ducts may be tested. The first is something of a whole-house test that will reveal leaks throughout the home and in the thermal envelope: the blower door test. If there is reason to believe that the leaks definitely lie in your ductwork, then Duct Blaster testing may be completed. This entails sealing the ducts, hooking the Duct Blaster up to it, and pressurizing the air ducts alone. If the pressure in the ducts does not match the output, then there is likely a leak. Your technicians will then work to pinpoint the source of the leak(s).

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