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Using air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout one’s home is a very common practice. Unfortunately, problems with those air ducts, typically in the form of loose connections and tears, are also quite common. Even more unfortunate is the fact that ductwork, being largely hidden from view, is not held up to routine scrutiny. That means that many homeowners suffer the ill effects of such problems without even realizing that there is a problem to begin with.
So what is one to do in order to avoid such problems? Contact professional, indoor air quality-certified technicians as soon as you notice any issues! While you may not be able to completely avoid operational problems with your ductwork, you can learn to spot signs of trouble early on so that you can report them to us as soon as possible. RKM Heating and Air Conditioning offers duct testing and duct sealing in Riverside, CA, and we will guide you through the entire process.
First Things First: The Warning Signs
Now, you are not going to have us on retainer to come and check in on your air ducts regularly. You are going to call us when a problem starts to manifest itself, which means that you need to learn to spot the signs of potential duct leaks on your own. Fortunately for you, there are actually a number of red flags that can alert you to trouble. You just have to know what exactly you’re looking for.
- Increased heating/cooling costs. Is leaky ductwork the only potential cause of spikes in your heating and cooling costs? Of course not. Is it a very likely candidate? You bet. When your ducts are leaking, they can pull air from unconditioned areas of the house into them, and the system will have to work harder than it should to meet and maintain your target temperatures.
- Decreased indoor air quality. If your ducts are leaking, it is not just unwanted heat transfer that you have to worry about. Those ducts can also be infiltrated by various airborne pollutants, which may then travel around your home and drag down your indoor air quality. That will negatively affect your comfort and potentially put your overall health in harm’s way.
- Uneven temperatures. Perhaps the most obvious sign of potential ductwork problems are hot and/or cold spots popping up throughout your home. When the ductwork tasked with heating and cooling a particular area of your home is not in good shape, that area is not likely to be as comfortable as the rest of the house.
Duct Sealing and Duct Testing: Jobs for the Pros
As our ever–growing roster of satisfied customers and our numerous certifications and recognitions, including NATE, Energy Upgrade California®, and AC Pro certifications, as well as the Angie’s List Super Service Award 2011–2016 will suggest, our technicians know their stuff. We can test your ductwork by sealing the system up and depressurizing your home in order to determine the presence of leaks. You can count on accurate results that will be followed up on correctly.
Not only do we know how to test ducts, but we also have the materials and training that we need to effectively seal your leaky ducts for a lasting performance improvement. Our goal is to help our clients to live more comfortably in a more efficient manner. Testing and sealing your ducts in order to get them back to optimal working condition is just another way in which we pursue that goal.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.