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How Duct Testing Can Save You Money for Years

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Think of your HVAC system as the heart of your home, and the ducts are the arteries. They sprawl through your home to keep your summers cool, and your winters warm. You want each artery to be able to “pump” as much as possible, right? Your ducts might not be as efficient as you thought, which is why you may need duct testing.

Getting duct testing in Phoenixville, PA means boosting your home’s energy efficiency and prolonging the life of your HVAC system by giving it the best environment possible. Duct testing helps us find out where any shortcomings may be so we can repair them and restore your HVAC system’s prime efficiency. This is how it saves you money.

Boost Your Energy Efficiency

Duct testing highlights all the problems with your ductwork. Once everything is sealed off, your technician can test the air pressure inside your ducts.

Your technician will gauge the air pressure reading and determine if there’s a leak anywhere in your ductwork. If it’s been 5+ years since your last duct sealing (or you don’t know when you last had duct sealing services), there’s a good chance we’ll encounter some leaks.

Once the technician locates where the air is escaping from and seals every spot, they’ll check the air pressure again to verify that all leaks have been patched.

Lower Your HVAC System’s Wear and Tear

How does sealing your ducts impact your HVAC system as a whole? Beyond saving you money on your monthly bills, there’s another way it helps your wallet.

Your HVAC system runs, and during its runtime, wear and tear collectively add up. The longer it’s on, the more wear and tear it endures.

It’s difficult to gauge exactly how much time your HVAC system spends in the “on” position as a result of leaky ducts. It depends on:

  • The severity of the duct leaks
  • Your preferred temperature settings
  • Insulation in your attic, around your doors, and around your windows
  • The number of people in your home (for air conditioning)
  • Whether or not you use a smart Wi-Fi thermostat

If you optimize as many aspects of your home heating and cooling as possible, it’s feasible to say that duct sealing is the icing on the proverbial cake.

The best part is that duct sealing typically lasts for the duration of your ductwork, or at the very least around 10 years before you may need duct sealing again. It’s not an annual expense like HVAC maintenance.

Be sure to schedule a duct inspection and sealing as soon as possible. Technicians can also inspect your ductwork to determine if there are any additional problems beyond air leaks.

Duct Testing Is an Investment

If you go without duct testing for too long, you won’t know if your ducts are leaking air (and wasting money). Keep your wallet happy, your HVAC system in top form, and avoid all the problems that can come from heat leaking from your ducts such as mold, mildew, and home damage.

Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule your next duct test to ensure your home’s as efficient as it can be.

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