In addition to quantifying how leaky (or inefficient) a home’s HVAC ductwork is, Diversified Energy’s BPI-certified professionals can clean and seal a home’s ductwork as part of a comprehensive service plan to maximize energy efficiency, provide cleaner indoor air quality, and uncover any potential health/safety concerns.
DE analysts use a duct blaster to pressurize a building’s ductwork system in order to determine the amount and location of duct leakage.
Video: HVAC Ductwork Diagnostic Testing
Benefits Of Having Your Ductwork Tested
A duct blaster test is a diagnostic tool used to measure the airtightness of HVAC ductwork, which is the system of ducts that distribute conditioned air throughout a building. The test measures the amount of air that leaks out of the ductwork and into the surrounding building envelope.
The benefits of having HVAC ductwork tested using duct blaster diagnostic equipment include:
Improved energy efficiency: Leaks in HVAC ductwork can result in energy losses, as conditioned air is leaked out of the ducts and into the building envelope, reducing the overall energy efficiency of the HVAC system. By identifying and sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
Enhanced indoor air quality: Leaks in HVAC ductwork can result in the introduction of outdoor pollutants, such as mold, dust, and other allergens, into the indoor environment. By sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems and other health issues.
Increased comfort: Leaks in HVAC ductwork can result in temperature imbalances and drafts, leading to discomfort in a home. By sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can increase comfort levels and enjoy a more consistent indoor temperature.
Improved HVAC system performance: Leaks in HVAC ductwork can reduce the overall performance of the HVAC system, as conditioned air is leaked out of the ducts and into the building envelope. By sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can improve the performance of their HVAC system and ensure that it operates more effectively and efficiently.
Increased lifespan of HVAC system: Leaks in HVAC ductwork can cause moisture to enter the ducts, leading to corrosion and other issues that can shorten the lifespan of the HVAC system. By sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can increase the lifespan of their HVAC system and reduce the need for costly repairs and replacements.
Overall, having HVAC ductwork tested using duct blaster diagnostic equipment is a valuable tool for improving the energy efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort, performance, and lifespan of a home’s HVAC system. By identifying and sealing leaks in HVAC ductwork, homeowners can enjoy a healthier, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient living environment.