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Duct Testing in Southern California by AG Heating & Air Conditioning
What do you know about the ducts in your home? You may know that the air ducts connect the rooms in your home to the air conditioning and heating equipment so that you get conditioned air delivered to all of the rooms that need it. But did you know that most ducts have holes and cracks that can amount to major energy loss?
Often, some of the air that is supposed to go toward cooling or heating your home actually moves into unconditioned spaces, like the attic. This wastes money and puts unnecessary strain on your HVAC system—and the majority of homes have some level of air leakage. Find out whether you’re wasting money on leaky ducts by scheduling duct testing service with one of AG Heating & Air Conditioning’s friendly technicians in Southern California!
AG Heating & Air Conditioning provides duct testing services in Southern California for better HVAC system efficiency. Call today!
The Problem with Leaky Ducts
The EPA estimates that up to 30% of the air that moves through the ductwork in the average home is lost to leaks. This means that you probably don’t feel quite as comfortable as you’d like to. Some of the rooms in your home may have more trouble reaching the thermostat’s settings than others. And you might notice a lot of hot or cold spots in various rooms.
Additionally, you end up paying a lot more than you should have to on heating and cooling costs. You essentially pay to heat or cool an area of the house that no one lives in. The air conditioning system or heater will continue to run for longer periods of time in order to get your home to the proper temperature at a higher total energy and fuel cost to you.
HVAC equipment is carefully sized before it is installed in your home to ensure that it is the proper size for the space. When your air ducts leak, the system struggles because it is suddenly attempting to cool or heat a larger space than it was designed to handle. The components can become overworked, and the parts are likely to need costly repairs far too soon.
Detecting Air Leaks
Discovering whether or not there are air leaks in your ducts is not always simple. You may suspect a leak because you notice that your system struggles to meet the thermostat’s settings, or because you notice that there seem to be hot or cold spots around the house, or because your bills have become too much to handle over the years. But any of these problems could also be due to a mechanical issue within the system.
And many technicians do not thoroughly inspect the ducts when they service your HVAC systems. That’s why we recommend that you schedule duct testing with a specialist in Southern California when you believe you may have duct leakage, or if it has been some time since your last duct inspection.
The friendly people at AG Heating & Air Conditioning will use high quality equipment to locate the exact area of your duct leaks, and they will recommend solutions to keep you more comfortable and lower your heating and cooling costs. Get in touch with our friendly team for quality service in Southern California.