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Duct Testing and Sealing in Killeen, TX
If you own a forced-air system, like a furnace or an air conditioner, then you need to be thinking about the condition of your ductwork. Your ducts are a necessary part of your HVAC system, as they are responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your home. Unfortunately, though, problems with air ducts are quite common, and because this system is largely hidden from view, homeowners are left to suffer the ill effects of these issues without even realizing it.
So, what do you do to avoid these problems? You contact Alltek Services of course! We offer duct testing and sealing services for homeowners across Killeen, TX and the surrounding communities. All our services are designed with comfort in mind and we strive to meet your expectations with quality craftmanship and customer service.
To schedule your duct testing and sealing services, turn to the professionals at Alltek Services to get started.
When to Schedule Your Duct Services
There are a number of signs that suggest you’re overdue for duct testing and duct sealing services. Be on the lookout for:
- Increased heating and cooling costs: Duct leakage can cause your ducts to pull air from unconditioned areas of your home into them. This forces your HVAC systems to work harder than normal to meet and maintain your target temperature.
- Poorer indoor air quality: If your ducts are leaking, they can easily be infiltrated by various airborne contaminants. These contaminants can then be expelled into your home, reducing your indoor air quality. Not only will this affect your comfort, but it can also put your health at risk.
- Uneven temperatures: One of the most obvious signs of a potential ductwork problem is hot or cold spots popping up throughout your home. When a duct tasked with heating and cooling a particular area of your home isn’t in good shape, that area is not likely going to be so comfortable.
What Is Duct Testing?
Our qualified technicians use specialized equipment to perform our duct testing services. We will thoroughly inspect and evaluate your ventilation system and make recommendations to maximize efficiency and improve your comfort.
The process involves first sealing off the ventilation system by closing off all the room vents and registers. Next, our technicians will attach a special power vacuum onto the ventilation system to create high air pressure within the ducts. A device called a manometer is then used to measure the pressure levels inside the ducts to see how much it drops and at what rate. Our technicians will then use this data to locate and repair the damaged or leaking ducts.
Count on Us to Seal Your Ducts
Once our team has located the damaged ducts in your home, we will then begin sealing them. Our technicians use a mastic sealant in order to guarantee that weak spots are effectively sealed and remain sealed for years to come.
Duct sealing is not a service you can perform on your own. We understand that many homeowners may be tempted to use duct tape, for obvious reasons. However, duct tape is not quite appropriately named, as it does not last very long before breaking down. So, contact our team to get the job done right the first time.