The best way to maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system is through duct sealing and airflow testing.
The majority of people who own homes already know about the benefits of energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment and insulation. Even the highest-quality systems won’t operate as efficiently as possible, however, if the ductwork of the home is not properly sealed. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that many HVAC systems only operate at about 60 to 75% efficiency as a result of inadequate airflow through the ductwork.
The duct sealing and airflow testing services offered by Stellrr can help you maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system. Along with lowering your energy costs, sealing and insulating your ductwork can also improve the comfort of your home. Give us a call today to discuss having your ducts sealed. We will gladly provide you with a free quote.
Airflow Testing Of HVAC Systems
The ductwork in your home is responsible for dispersing air from your HVAC system. Ideally, air should flow evenly through the system to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your space. Any problems with your ductwork such as leaks or blockages can keep the air from moving smoothly through the system. The same goes for ducts that are undersized for your home. In cases like these, your air conditioner or furnace has to work a lot harder to keep your home at the proper temperature. If your ducts have air leaks, you may also notice that some parts of your home are more comfortable than others during both the summer and the winter.
Using a special fan, we can pressurize your ductwork to test for leaks. Once the ducts are pressurized, a calibrated pressure gauge can help pinpoint any areas where air is leaking. Using this system, we can determine exactly where air is escaping and how much air is getting out.
Better Energy Efficiency And Comfort Through Duct Sealing
After identifying any leaks in your ductwork, Stellrr can seal them using a special sealant known as duct mastic. This sealant helps keep air from escaping through any seams or gaps in the ductwork. Sealing the leaks will dramatically improve the efficiency of your HVAC system while at the same time creating a more comfortable home.
Duct insulation may also help boost efficiency if your ductwork is located in the basement, a crawlspace, or the attic. Ductwork that runs through unheated spaces can become too cold during the winter, forcing the furnace to work harder. The opposite is true in the summer. The air in the space can get too hot, forcing the air conditioner to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. This can result in a loss of efficiency, which can lead to higher power bills.
Choose The Best Duct Sealing And Airflow Testing Services in Austin
Stellrr with top-quality duct sealing and airflow testing technicians. Our experts will make customized recommendations for your home after thoroughly evaluating your space.