Maximize Your Energy Efficiency with Air Duct Leakage Testing
No matter what kind of building you own, it’s almost certainly going to have an HVAC system in place. The HVAC system of any building is designed to maintain the indoor air and keep it at a comfortable level. Not only does this mean heating or cooling the air to the level set by whomever is operating the thermostat, it also means filtering air and keeping the indoor air of your building free from outside pollutants which might contaminate it. If the HVAC system is in perfect working order, it will achieve both of these goals with no problem. If it’s not, however, then not only could harmful pollutants enter the indoor air space of your building, you’ll also be wasting energy and losing what could be a large sum of money each month on energy bills. This is why air duct leakage testing is so important. The only way to truly measure the effectiveness of your HVAC system is to seal it off and use special equipment to run a pressurized test and see if any air is leaking out through holes in the ductwork. This is a procedure which is done during the rough in process, but it can also be performed throughout various stages of construction. It can also be performed long after construction has been completed if you suspect your ductwork may have been damaged or compromised in some way. This is a very common occurrence and most buildings today are suffering from some percentage of leakage in their ductwork. In case you weren’t aware of the overall importance of having an air duct leakage test performed on your HVAC system, let’s go over a few of the details such as how it’s done and what to do with the results when it’s completed.