Indoor Air Quality
- Home Automation
The ductwork inside a home is as vital to indoor comfort as the air conditioner and heater hooked up to it. Without airtight ducts, it’s impossible to maintain air pressure in the ventilation system as too much air escapes out of the leaks. This results in reduced comfort, higher bills, unbalanced humidity, and even low indoor air quality.
Finding out if you have leaky ducts is as simple as calling North Central Florida Air Conditioning in Gainesville, FL to schedule duct testing. Our team will use the best equipment to discover if you need duct repair work and how much. We serve homeowners throughout the North Central Florida Area and are dedicated to improving lives by improving homes. Call us today to schedule duct testing in Gainesville, FL and the surrounding area.
Signs of Leaky Air Ducts
You may wonder how you’ll know you should schedule duct testing if you can’t see the damage to your ducts. After all, ductwork in a home is hidden from sight behind drywall, in the attic, or in the crawlspace. However, the symptoms of ducts losing air can often be detected inside the house. Look for these indications you have leaky ductwork:
- Hot/Cold Spots in the House: Does it feel as if your home is being heated or cooled unevenly? Are you finding rooms that are either too hot or too cold? This may mean air is escaping from the ducts connected to those rooms.
- Low Airflow: As the air pressure inside the ducts drops, it will lead to a drop in the force of the airflow from the vents. If you’ve noticed weak airflow from room vents, duct testing may be in order.
- High Utility Bills: Leaky air ducts can allow up to 30% of the air to escape from the ventilation system. You’ve already paid to heat/cool that air, and the HVAC system has to make up for it. The result will be much higher utility bills.
- Musty and Moldy Vent Odors: Just as air can escape from the vents, the air from around the vents can get inside through leaks. This will bring musty and unpleasant odors in through the vents.
Duct Testing as a Preventive Measure
You don’t have to wait for signs something is wrong with your ducts to schedule duct testing. We recommend every home with ductwork schedule this service routinely, usually every five years. If you’ve never had the ducts for your home tested, then you’re overdue for it! Catching problems when they’re small means easier repair jobs, and it stops the air leaks from stealing money from you season after season. Make duct testing a regular job for your home and you’ll enjoy a better home.
We’re Your Duct Testing Professionals in Gainesville, FL
North Central Florida Air Conditioning has a long history providing quality heating, cooling, and indoor air quality to homes in North Central Florida. Part of our work is using duct testing equipment to find out if our customers need duct repair work. We’ll raise the pressure in the ducts and then measure how fast the pressure declines using manometers. You can trust us to give you the answers you need and the solutions to fix your problems. Contact us in Gainesville, FL for an appointment.