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Should I Have My Air Ducts Tested?

Do you use a forced air heating and/or cooling system in order to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your home all year long? If so, we recommend that you take precautions to guarantee that you are getting the very best performance possible from your HVAC system. This means scheduling routine heating and air conditioning maintenance, of course, but there are other, more specialized services that you may benefit from as well. If you are concerned about the performance of your system, for instance, you may want to schedule professional duct testing in Fort Collins, CO.

How Does Duct Testing Work?

When you schedule duct testing with a member of our team, we will seal off your vents and registers in order to create a closed system. We use a calibrated fan in order to pressurize your ductwork, essentially forcing air into the system. We measure the pressure within the ductwork against the pressurization put forth by the fan. If we see a difference in these numbers, we know that your air ducts are leaking, and that duct sealing or repair services are going to be necessary. Duct testing gives us the conclusive data that we need in order to determine if your system is in trouble.

When to Schedule Duct Testing

Not every homeowner is going to have to schedule professional duct testing services. If, however, you notice that you are having trouble heating and/or cooling your entire home evenly, if you see an inexplicable spike in your heating and cooling costs, or you hear a hissing or whistling sound coming from your system, you may want to have your air ducts tested. Decreased indoor air quality is another strong indicator that there is a problem with your ductwork.

If you are ready to schedule duct testing, contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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