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How Often Should I Be Testing My Air Ducts?

There is nothing wrong with using forced air distribution systems in order to spread heated and cooled air throughout one’s home. However, you really must know that your air ducts are in great working condition if you hope to do so in as effective and efficient a manner as you should. That is precisely why it can seriously pay off to have your air ducts tested. After all, it is not as though you can simply examine your ductwork on your own to ascertain what type of condition they are in. If you are ready to schedule professional duct testing in Everett, WA, ours is the number to dial. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today to work with a duct testing pro.

When Is Duct Testing Recommended?

Ideally, we’d like homeowners to have their ductwork tested every couple of years. This is more than enough time for issues to develop with one’s air ducts and, as we mentioned above, it is unlikely that you’ll notice any degradation in the system on your own. We also realize that homeowners have a lot to divide their attentions, though, and that this schedule will not necessarily pan out in many homes. That is why we strongly urge you to pay attention, look out for some common warning signs, and to contact us the moment that you suspect that there is an issue with your system.

What to Look For

So, what is it that you should be looking out for? Well, first of all, keep an eye on your heating and cooling costs, be they in the form of electric bills or natural gas consumption. If you are not using your HVAC system any more than usual, but it is costing more and more to run, it may be due to your system working overtime in order to make up for energy loss via air leaks. If different areas of your home are at different temperatures, that too could be a sign that your air ducts are leaking, as is also the case with whistling or hissing sounds coming from your system during operation. When in doubt, dial our number to have your air ducts expertly tested.

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