Duct Leakage Testing in Raleigh, NC
One of the most common yet preventable energy wasters in any home is a leaky HVAC duct system. According to the EPA’s Energy Star program, as much as 30 percent of the air moving through a home’s duct system is lost due to leaks, poorly connected duct units and holes in the ductwork. Enviro Air offers duct leakage testing to make sure you are getting the most of your HVAC system.
Duct leaks waste energy, elevate energy bills, and negatively impact the overall efficiency of the HVAC system. Much of this leakage goes undetected. Duct leakage testing detects leaks, allowing homeowners to shore up any leaks right away, increasing efficiency and saving energy, making it an essential part of an annual HVAC inspection.
When Enviro Air tests for duct leaks, we use a special diagnostic machine that measures the airtightness of the ducts in the system. This tool features a calibrated fan that measures air flow rate and a device that senses the pressure created by the fan flow. That way we can get a measure of the pressure and fan flow to detect any leakage problems so that leaks can be remedied right away.
Leakage inside the conditioned space can be a problem since it wastes energy and may cause comfort problems throughout the home. However, leakage outside the conditioned space is the biggest energy waster, since air spilling into an unconditioned garage, basement, crawlspace or attic can result in significant energy waste and increased energy costs.
Enviro Air uses the Retrotec DucTester System. It is a diagnostic tool specially designed to measure duct leakage in residential homes, allowing our technician to quickly locate duct leaks and determine the effectiveness of duct sealing.
Our technicians are trained and certified by Retrotec to accurately test your home’s HVAC system.