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Ace Solves It All - Duct Testing and Sealing

Duct Testing and Sealing in Orlando, FL

If you are one of the many homeowners who use a forced-air distribution system to distribute heat and cooling throughout your home, then your air ducts have a very important job to do. What you may not realize, however, is that your air ducts might not be in the great shape that you think they are.

Over time, environmental factors can lead to the decline of your ductwork. Air ducts can also be compromised during renovation or construction. Professional duct testing and air duct sealing are definitely services worth your consideration.

Leaking ductwork is usually not an obvious problem. Having a professional test your air ducts is really the only way to determine the kind of shape they’re in. Then if your air ducts are improperly sealed and leaking, the professionals at Ace Solves It All can go to work and have them sealed correctly.

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How Does Professional Duct Testing Work?

We don’t expect our customers to understand how to test ducts. Successful testing requires specific tools, equipment, and expertise that only trained professionals can provide. We’re happy to help our customers understand how to test ducts; however, it’s really not a good do–it–yourself project.

When we come to test your air ducts, our technicians will seal off the system entirely, closing off registers and vents and attaching a calibrated fan to the ductwork that’s used to pressurize the system. If we register a difference between the pressurization of the ducts and the actual pressure within the ducts, then we know you have a leak.

Once we have determined that your ductwork does in fact have a leak, we can go about advising you on how to best fix the situation. In some cases, duct repair or replacement might be necessary. However it most instances, professional duct sealing is all that you’ll need.

Signs You Need Air Duct Sealing

While your ductwork is largely hidden from view and therefore hard to visually inspect, there are signs that indicate a problem that don’t require visual inspection, which we’ve discussed below.

  • Increase in Utility Bills: Have your heating or cooling bills suddenly spiked up with no apparent cause? Leaky ductwork will allow air to leak out of the system before reaching its intended space, meaning that your HVAC system will have to work harder to achieve and maintain the desired temperatures throughout your home, unnecessarily driving up energy costs.
  • Uneven Temperatures: You may also notice hot or cold spots throughout your home, or you may even find that your air quality is declining as pollutants and contaminants make their way into your ductwork, only to be distributed throughout the entire house via those ducts.

Benefits of Professional Duct Testing and Sealing

Remember, duct tape is not appropriately named and should never be used to repair ductwork. Special mastic must be applied to weak points throughout the ductwork, which will harden and create a durable seal. At this point you’ll be able to enjoy the true benefits of air duct sealing services.

Since your system will no longer be leaking air into unintended areas of your Orlando, FL home, you’ll be able to keep your home comfortable with even temperatures throughout. This process takes a huge amount of strain off of your HVAC system, which helps to protect the system’s condition.

Additionally, you’ll be breathing cleaner air since your air ducts won’t be pulling pollutants in and spreading them throughout the house. If you’re ready to learn more about testing ducts and sealing ductwork, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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