G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Testing’

Is Something Up With Your Ducts?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

ductwork-comparisonHave you noticed something feels a little off with your air conditioning lately? You can tell your system is running but your comfort isn’t at the level that it usually is. There is more than one potential cause for this issue, but one culprit may be your ductwork.

All too often we find that because ducts aren’t visible there are few people who tend to realize how big a role they play in their home comfort. That is why we want to let you know that, while you may not think anything can go wrong with your ducts, there are plenty of issues that can pop up with this part of your HVAC system which can hinder the ability for your AC to cool things down and will negatively affect your indoor air quality.

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Should I Schedule Professional Duct Testing Services?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Using ductwork in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout one’s home is a very common way in which to maintain a comfortable environment. It is also a very effective means by which of doing so. However, if your air ducts are at all compromised, there is simply no way in which they can possibly distribute conditioned air throughout your home in as effective, reliable and efficient a manner as possible. You may think it impossible to evaluate your ductwork properly, as so much of it is hidden from view. While you certainly cannot do so on your own, though, the Everett, WA duct testing pros on our staff certain can. Contact us today.

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How Often Should I Be Testing My Air Ducts?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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.

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Should I Have My Ductwork Tested?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Unless you are a professional HVAC technician, you should never take it upon yourself to service your HVAC system on your own. In the case of certain components, such as your air ducts, you won’t even be able to give them a brief visual inspection, as they are too hidden from view. This may leave you wondering not only about the condition of your air ducts, but about how you can assess that condition. The answer is to schedule professional duct testing in Everett, WA. Read the following tips, and let us know if you think that you have a problem with your air ducts. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is happy to handle your duct testing services.

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How Can One Spot Faulty Ductwork?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Many, many homeowners in our area are dependent upon a system of ductwork for distributing both heated and cooled air throughout their homes. Using ductwork to do so can be a greatly successful endeavor, but only if that ductwork is in fine working condition. Too frequently, this is simply not the case. Any number of issues may impede the ability of your ductwork in Everett, WA to do its job as effectively as it should. Because your ductwork is so hidden from view, though, you may think that there is no way in which to ascertain if your air ducts are in trouble. This isn’t true. Consider the following tips, and let G & S Heating Cooling & Electric know if you have any misgivings regarding your air ducts. 

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HVAC Tips: 3 Ways to Spot Trouble with Your Ductwork

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

If you, as many other homeowners do, use air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, then you already know just how convenient and effective the use of air ducts is in doing so. That being said, there are many problems which may render your ductwork less effective in its operation than it ought to be. Of course, you cannot simply visually inspect your air ducts in order to locate problems, as much of the system is hidden from view. Here are a few tips to help you to determine if duct repair in Everett, WA may be necessary. If you believe so, or if you want to schedule any HVAC services, then remember that G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is the company to call. 

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How is Duct Testing Actually Completed?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

If you notice that your air conditioning and heating system is not running as you’d like it to, the source of the trouble may go beyond the HVAC unit itself. As it turns out, many of the problems that most commonly form with forced-air heating and air conditioning units usually starts in the ducts. Unfortunately, ducts can leak over time, developing small holes and cracks which can really hinder the level of heating and cooling that reaches your home.

This means that your air conditioning and heating system needs to run for longer, which can actually waste a lot of energy and force parts to work much harder that they need to, sometimes leading to over-exhaustion. In order to determine whether this is an issue in your home, a technician can perform duct testing to find out how leaky your ducts are. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to find out more about the state of your ducts in Greenwood.

In order to test the ducts, you need complex equipment, experience, and the ability to make sense of the reading that the detection equipment gives out. Without all of this, there is simply no good way to find out whether or not leaks make a difference for your heating and cooling. Duct leakage testing equipment hooks up to the ducts and uses a fan to calibrate and measure air pressure. Your technician will take the reading and decide whether there is adequate airflow through the ducts or if data indicates leaks.

After duct testing is completed, you may find out that your ducts leak, but the amount of leakage is acceptable. There is a point at which it may be more cost effective to leave the ducts alone because they are only leaking a small amount. However, if you and your technician determine that duct sealing is the best step, you may notice the energy savings almost immediately. Duct sealing benefits the environment, your wallet, and the state of heating and air conditioning system.

Call the people at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for comprehensive duct testing in Greenwood.

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What Problems Are Uncovered during Duct Testing?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

When a heating and air conditioning system doesn’t seem to operate quite as well as it once did, it may not be because of a flaw in the AC or heating unit itself. Sometimes, trouble with the HVAC unit is actually due to problems in the ductwork, an often neglected portion of your central heating and air conditioning system. The ducts should provide an efficient pathway for conditioned air to travel through, but this can only happen if the ducts are in top shape. And if not, you may notice hot or cold spots around the house, poor performance, or even HVAC equipment failure as it becomes overworked.

If you schedule duct testing with a trained technician, you may uncover a few different problems that need repair. And after the proper repairs are made, you could save hundreds of dollars on your heating and air conditioning bills every year! Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for duct testing in Stanwood.

  • Leaks and Cracks – Unfortunately, a majority of ducts in the United States have small or large leaks and cracks that can add up to a very inefficient system. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average home loses up to 30% of its heating and cooling potential to the ducts due to ductwork is leaking, poorly insulated, or collapsed. These holes are difficult for the average homeowner to spot, and duct tape is not a suitable sealant. Technicians have the proper equipment for testing and sealing the right way.
  • Repair Needs – There may be larger problems among your ductwork that could actually require some large-scale repairs. In some cases, you’ll need to replace large portions of the ductwork if it’s collapsing, severely dented, or installed in an inefficient location. The results of the duct testing should bring to light any problem areas that may require immediate attention as they are raising your heating and cooling costs significantly.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality – Leaky ducts may lead to poor air quality if the holes in the ducts allow the blower fan to draw in contaminants from the indoor air or from a crawlspace and move it through the vents.

G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. offers comprehensive duct testing in Stanwood from technicians who pride themselves on the quality of their work.

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