DUCT BLASTER TESTING
HIGH ENERGY BILLS?
Leaky ducts can be the source of high heating and cooling bills, poor indoor air quality, and reduced equipment performance. These leaks are a major source of energy waste, and it’s on your dime. If your ducts aren’t functioning properly, your air conditioning could be getting sent to spaces such as the attic or garage instead of the house, causing an uncomfortable temperature. Basically, duct leaks lead to a plethora of problems.
Jordan Air offers duct blaster testing to verify the integrity and tightness of your ducts. Our team is experienced in identifying duct problems and providing the best solutions for your home. Duct blaster testing involves pressure testing your ducts for air leaks. It is an essential tool for building homes with energy-efficient duct-work and finding leaks in existing ducts, which waste energy.The only way to know if your home’s duct-work is leaky or tight is to measure its leakage rate with a duct blaster. Using duct blaster testing, air is forced through the ducts, and a precise leakage measurement is created by evaluating the airflow in your ducts using a pressure gauge. The tool pressurizes your duct system to exaggerate the duct’s air leaks. This makes them easier to measure and locate, so that our techs can estimate the energy efficiency loss from the leakage.
Taking advantage of duct blaster testing is extra beneficial for relatively new homes. By testing a new home’s duct system, a home builder can determine if a duct tightness target level has been met, locate and seal air leaks to improve duct tightness during construction, reduce or eliminate customer callbacks due to lack of comfort, gain credit for energy performance with respect to the home’s value, and do a better job the next time they build a similar home.
For existing homes, the duct blaster testing helps the homeowner know that leakage measured using a duct blaster represents the total leakage of the duct system, both to the exterior and to the interior of the home. A blower door is often used along with the duct blaster, which we also offer at Jordan Air, to help measure duct leakage. Why is this important? Well, if any ducts are located in an attic or crawlspace, leakage can have a huge impact on energy loss.
Do you think your ducts might be compromised? Call Jordan Air today.