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Air Conditioning Tip: Benefits of Duct Testing


Over time, the ductwork in your Lutz home can develop a number of problems that can lead to heating and cooling loss, higher energy bills and decreased indoor air quality. Leaks in the ductwork, dust build up, or foreign objects can all be issues in duct systems. One of the most effective ways to ensure these things don’t become an issue in your home is to have regular duct testing performed on your system.

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How Duct Testing Works

Duct testing involves pressurizing your duct system and checking for variations in air flow that indicate a leak or gap in the system. This is a relatively simple process and can be completed in a couple of hours to determine where your ductwork might be costing you money. Generally, this type of testing does not need to be performed as often as other preventive maintenance tasks, but if it has been a while or if you suspect a leak has developed, it can be an effective way to test for such problems.

 The Benefits of Duct Testing

When performed regularly, duct testing offers a number of benefits. To start, duct testing will pinpoint possible air leaks immediately, before they can grow and cause a large loss of heating or cooling capacity.

At first your system will compensate for such loss, but with time it can cause a degradation of your heating or cooling system that will lead to excess repairs and early replacement. If this happens, you may lose heating and cooling, and at the very least, you will need to pay for repairs.

Duct testing can also ensure optimal air quality in your home by closing up any leaks that allow in things like exhaust and outside allergens. In older homes, duct testing may even find signs that your ductwork needs to be replaced.

Whether you have noticed a drop in heating and cooling efficiency or your Lutz home is just not as comfortable as it once was, consider adding duct testing to your regular maintenance schedule. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today for duct testing and AC service in Lutz  and the surrounding area!