This time of year it’s great to reflect on the past, savor the memories, and look for ways to improve the upcoming months. For most of us, our health and the health of our families is a top priority. While improving your health usually starts with healthy eating habits and exercise, it’s also important to take into consideration factors like stress, comfort, and the quality of the air you breathe. Whether or not it’s something you were aware of, the ductwork in your Austin area home could be affecting your family’s health.
Now’s the time to make sure your ductwork is ready for the new year.
Why Does Ductwork Matter?
Depending on the season, your ducts are supposed to carry and deliver heated or cooled air throughout your home. However, based on how your ductwork was installed and how old it is, your ducts may not be doing their job properly. In fact, there could be issues with air flow, duct leakage, and dirty ductwork that can all be affecting your home’s health, comfort, and energy efficiency.
Duct Testing for Enhanced Comfort, Health & Efficiency
Since it isn’t always obvious what’s going on with your ductwork — besides some warning signs like inconsistent temperatures from room to room, plenty of dust, or condensation on your registers when the air conditioning is running — it’s best to have a professional conduct duct testing.
During duct testing, an expert will study the design of your ductwork and inspect the ducts for any damage, leaks, or obstructions. Your duct system’s static pressure, how many cubic feet of air move through the system every minute (otherwise known as CFM), and air flow output from each vent will also be analyzed. Once a specialist finishes assessing your ductwork, they’ll be able to help you make improvements to optimize your duct system. This may include everything from sealing duct leaks, removing obstructions, and adjusting duct dampers to redesigning your ductwork.
After duct testing and any associated improvements, you’ll notice that your home is more comfortable with improved indoor air quality and air flow. Depending on the adjustments, you might also see a marked decrease in your energy bills for heating and cooling.
Get Your Ductwork Tested with Help from Green Collar Operations
Don’t start the new year off in an uncomfortable, inefficient, and unhealthy home. The Green Collar Operations team has already helped hundreds of homeowners from Kyle to Georgetown and Bastrop to Marble Falls improve their homes.