There are a lot of options to choose from when heating and cooling your home at present. That being said, forced air systems such as furnaces and central air conditioners still reign supreme. These systems tend to be more affordable to install than something like a radiant heating system, and they offer prompt and dependable air distribution.
That is, they do up until the point when the air ducts that they use are compromised. If you have any suspicion that your air ducts are leaking or damaged, then scheduling professional duct testing and, depending on the outcome, duct sealing in Vancouver, WA is your next step. Testing ducts is just one of the many services that the professionals on the Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. team can handle for you.
Testing ductwork to detect leaky ducts is not the type of service that you are going to be scheduling regularly, as you should be doing with routine HVAC maintenance. Because leaky ducts can be so problematic, however, it is something that you should schedule as soon as you suspect that there is a problem with your ductwork. That is why we’d like to share some tips to help you recognize the need for duct testing and, potentially, duct sealing.
If you are serious about having your duct testing in Vancouver, WA completed properly, then you need to hire HVAC service technicians that not only what they are looking for, but how to look for it. It is not something that you can accomplish by peeking into your vents with a flashlight.
Testing ductwork is handled not by visually inspecting the ductwork, as it is mostly hidden from view, but by testing the pressure within that ductwork. We’ll seal off your ducts and registered, pressurize the system, and measure the pressure within the ducts against the output of the calibrated fan used to pressurize them. That will tell us if air is leaking out.
We’ve all slapped some duct tape onto something or other as a quick fix before. Ironically, duct tape should never be applied to air ducts, and certainly not in an effort to effectively seal them. Duct tape has its uses, but it breaks down quickly and does not offer a lasting seal.
We not only know how to test ducts in Vancouver, WA, but we use the right materials necessary for sealing those ducts with lasting results. After pinpointing the source of any leaks in your ductwork, we’ll apply a mastic sealant that hardens as it dries, ensuring that you are able to keep the conditioned air in your ductwork, where it belongs.
6321 NE 131st Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
15635 SE 114th Ave STE 110 111
Clackamas, OR 97015