4 Reasons to Have Your Ducts Tested

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Many of us have heard of ducting cleaning but have you heard of duct testing? Duct testing tests the integrity of the ducts in your heating and air conditioning system. Most home ducting systems leak as much as 45% meaning almost half of the conditioned air you are paying for ends up in the attic or crawl space, not in your living space.

At Valley Mechanical in San Jose, we’re on a mission to ensure that homeowners everywhere know the true value of having their ducts tested and cleaned. Once you have your ducting sealed they will stay clean and reduce the need for cleaning them in the future. Below, we share four of the best reasons to make sure that your ducts are functioning properly. Keep reading to learn more, then feel free to contact us now with any questions you may have. Contact us to find out how you can receive $150 off a home energy inspection that includes duct testing.

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Energy Savings

For most people, the immediate benefit you will see from ensuring their ducts are working properly is by looking at your energy bill. Simply put, if your air ducts are leaking, your energy bills will be higher because air isn’t reaching the parts of your home that it is supposed to. At the end of the day, calling in professional HVAC contractors to ensure that things are working properly can save you money on energy costs.

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Improved Performance of Your Home Comfort System

Of course, in addition to energy savings, you’ll also enjoy prolonged life for your HVAC unit. This makes sense because if your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard, it is going to last longer. Think of leaking ducts as running your car on low tire pressure with a constant air leak, you keep filling the tires but the air just continues to escape. If you make sure to give your ducts the attention they need, you’ll love the improved performance of your home comfort system.

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Improved Indoor Air Quality

Imagine breathing air from your attic, crawl space or from inside your walls, You might be and not know it. Is your house dusty? Ultimately, when your system is running well and your ducts are sealed, you’ll enjoy decreased air contaminants in your home. This will help your entire family particularly family members with allergies, asthma.

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Peace of Mind

Lastly, duct leak testing provides you with peace of mind. When you have the team at Valley Mechanical check your ducts, we’ll look for any potential future issues that may arise. In other words, we’ll catch small problems that can be corrected easily so you don’t have to worry about massive headaches down the line. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Whether your goal is to create a more energy efficient home, you’d like to make sure your heating and air conditioning unit is working properly, or you want to have your ducts tested for leaks, the pros at Valley Mechanical do the job right. Get in touch today to learn more or to get a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!

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