Duct Sealing & Testing, Green Collar Operations, Austin, TX

Are there leaks in your ductwork?

We'll help you find out.

(512) 986-7045




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Leaky ducts are one of the leading causes behind home energy inefficiency, yet they often go unnoticed. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, duct inefficiency ranges from 30% to 50% in most U.S. homes. Meanwhile, local utility companies here in the Austin, Texas area have stated that the average home has ductwork that is wasting about 27% of a home’s cooled or heated air.

Many air duct systems are improperly installed or get damaged during home construction or remodeling. Additionally, your ducts age over time and can fall into disrepair, or become damaged by pests. This can cause punctures and cracks along ducts, leaks around connections, and gaps around vents and air intakes. All of these duct problems cause conditioned air to be released into the attic, instead of your home.

Duct Testing to Locate Problem Areas

We start by performing a visual inspection of your duct system, looking for any obvious issues such as punctures in ducts or leaks around connections. We’ll then perform a Duct Blaster Test and an Air Balancing Test to get a more detailed look at your ductwork.

A Duct Blaster Test measures the efficiency of the air traveling through the ducts while an Air Balancing Test measures system performance of the duct system. After a comprehensive look at your ductwork, we can recommend repairs and upgrades that will help you get the most from your ductwork so you stay more comfortable and save on your monthly bills.

Duct Sealing for Greater Energy Efficiency

After assessing your ductwork, we can seal your ducts and make repairs that will make your duct system perform at its best. This may include sealing and repairing any damaged ducts; sealing the furnace, plenum, registers, and air returns; and rejoining loose connections in the duct system.

We can also make related upgrades that will support more efficient ductwork, such as clearing all debris from soffit vents, installing a solar powered attic fan, installing insulation batts at knee walls or vaults, and blowing insulation evenly throughout your attic to reach at least 15-18 inches of insulation (R-38). If your ductwork needs duct design or replacement, that is a service we can perform as well.

Green Collar Operations: Austin’s Ductwork Professionals

At Green Collar Operations, we offer a number of duct solutions to help you get the most from your ductwork. We’ll come to your home, locate inefficiencies in your ductwork, and recommend solutions that can help you lower your energy bills, enhance home comfort, and more.

Don’t let leaky ductwork undermine your home comfort and efficiency. Call (512) 986-7045 or contact us to schedule duct leakage testing!

  • I contacted 3 companies to initiate an energy audit, and a complete HVAC replacement with a cost proposal - Green Collar Operations was one of the companies, and my contact was Adam Eastberg.

    Edward Ned Sekinger
  • I just wanted to let you know: you all did a GREAT job installing a radiant barrier, more insulation, double weather-stripping around our doors, and sealing up our ducts last April at our house in ShadowGlen (Manor).

    James LeGrand
  • Allison - I just had to let you know that we had an amazing experience with green collar. Adam was great and the installer was so polite and professional. He did such a great job.

    Wanted to pass that on.

    Jenny
  • Dear Adam - I just called and paid for the work. Thank you so much. I really was extremely impressed by you and your team. You were a dedicated salesperson, and your commitment to working with us made me feel highly valued as a customer.

    S. Sosa
  • I want to thank you for a great experience. Putting in new HVAC can be stressful. With your company and workers it was great. Your teams came in and did a great job. They were very respectful and courteous. They showed us everything they were doing They cleaned up after themselves.

    L. Hobbs
  • Thank you ! We will certainly spread the word through our neighborhood email address ! It's warmer in this house and we can definitely tell it's tightened up now.

    Joyce Barton
  • Allison - I recently had Green Collar Operations come to my home and completed insulation in my attic and solar fans. What a professional and courteous job they did. On time, on budget and exceeded the workmanship completed. A job well done.

    Julie Plunkett, San Antonio, TX
  • Hello - Just a thank you for completion of the job at 1033 Verbena. I have enjoyed doing business with you and will let Angie's List know what a good job you guys did.

    Helen Fowler
  • Fabulously. Rodger & Hugo were great. It was a pleasure having them here. The owner, Rob, stopped by to check on the work and I really liked his whole demeanor and the way he spoke to Rodger & Hugo.

    Julie Carroll
  • I recently reviewed several companies to audit my home for energy efficiency and to identify areas where I needed to add insulation or otherwise improve my home's energy efficiency to lower my utility costs.

    Jim Bailey
  • Rob - Thank you so much for the great job you did on helping me to make my home more "green." Getting the additional insulation was the last step on my list. You were so conscientious about doing a good job and you really went "beyond the call of duty" to ensure that I was completely satisfied... Read More

    Bev
  • I just wanted to make sure I complimented your whole team for great service and knowledge. I believe I may have received the same services for a bit less however I don't think I would have received the same level of service you provided.
        

    Terry M.
  • When we first moved into our 50's era home in April 2009, we knew that the insulation and weather sealing left a lot to be desired. We had been researching blown insulation for a while, but hadn't made a priority out of it until recently.

    Satisfied homeowner, Highland Park West
  • Alison, Do I need to do anything else, like send in a form to the city for the rebates to progress now that the inspection has been done? By the way, our next month's utility bill was down $100, so the new ductwork obviously made a difference.

    Linda M.
  • Thank you folks...the fan has fixed our attic-heat problem and we are pleased...

    Donald G.
  • Rob - I just wanted to thank you for sending such hard workers to my home. They were very diligent and professional at what they do. Great guys!

    Kevin W.
  • To everyone at Green Collar - Just a quick note thanking all of you for a job well done. Everyone I had contact with was cordial, professional & timely. Plus, you handled all the rebate paperwork. Wow!! Typically, dealing with contractors can be a headache. Not with you, however.

    Ron Rosenfield
  • I must say my investment this past summer has really showed that it does work, and pay for itself over time..I wished I would have done this years ago.. I always mention your company to my friends and neighbors whenever the issue of saving power $$ comes up.

    David B.
  • To the Team at Green Collar Operations - Wow, what an amazing difference! Before your visit, the second floor of our home was uncomfortably warm in the summer as we watched the temperature inside climb throughout the day even as the air conditioning unit continued to run non-stop.

    Lenny and Janie
  • Dear Mr. Scott - I think you will agree that the most important components of any successful service related company are the technicians who must deal with the general public.

    William
  • Mr. Scott - I want to tell you how impressed I was with the two Green Collar Operations representatives I met, Adam and Benito. They were both very knowledgeable and personal. I went with the fan installation because I trusted the information they gave me.

    Ginny K
  • To everyone at Green Collar Operations: Thank you very much for your services. You were very professional and done an exceptional job!

    Randal Groves
  • Dear Alison - Your crew was very professional and polite. I will recommend them to all my friends...

    J.G., Austin, TX
  • Rob - I drew up a comparison of my electric bills for 2008 & 2009 and it shows that our electric bills for the summer of 2008 were 23% higher than 2009, although the summer of 2009 was much hotter.

    Summer 2008 utility bills before Green Collar: $567.45

    Albert, Austin, TX
  • I saw Green Collar advertising on the running trail a few months ago, I researched the operation, and then scheduled the evaluation. Today, just a couple days following the evaluation, the weatherization was completed and done exactly as promised.

    Andy S., Austin, TX
  • Thank you Green Collar for your wonderful service! After the recommended work was done I found even during the coldest days that I was turning the heat down not up anymore. My house is happy and so am I. My only regret is that I wish I would have done it sooner!

    S. D., Austin, TX
  • Green Collar employees and service has been outstanding from the initial contact at Wheatsville Coop to the final inspection with the Austin Energy rep. Honoring appointment commitments has become rare, so it was especially pleasing that schedules were kept true.

    B. Lanes, Austin, TX
  • Green Collar was recommended to me by others in my Homeowners Association. They called me back timely to make an appointment and showed up on time and eager to work. They patiently explained the process and were very professional and cleaned up afterwards.

    Deb
  • They guys were great. They took the time to explain everything they were doing, and were extremely efficient. This is a great program - especially for those people like me who would never think to seal their windows and pipes.
    Thanks again!

    Staci
  • Thanks for the fantastic job! Your crew was very efficient, courteous and professional! They were very knowledgeable and informative and did amazing work! They were patient with my 4-year-old son annoying them with 1000's of questions too!

    Robert
  • Very happy with the work completed. The guys were very nice and cleaned up everything and helped me understand what was being done and they were very quick with the work.

    Denise
  • The young men that came and performed the energy audit were very knowledgeable and performed their job with a minimum of disruption to our life. They went beyond and caulked a large crack. Thank you very much - they did a wonderful job.

    Ellen
  • Rob and the crew did a great job, I wish they could have put more light bulbs in my house! My TX bill was running $462.00 and now this month it was $382.00. These guys are great. They show that they cared.

    Paulette
  • They did a great job, very nice. They explained everything to me, including the numbers and what they did to correct it and make our home more energy efficient. They were nice to my dog!

    Nina
  • Green Collar was very professional. They showed up on time and were very helpful. The crew was courteous and knowledgeable. I am very happy with their services.

    Ryan
  • I called Green Collar operations after receiving a flyer on my door. Skeptical at first, I called to set up an appointment for a 'no cost' energy evaluation. The company promptly returned my call and followed up with me when the schedule had to be changed.

    K.A.
  • Highly recommend these folks - they came on recommendation to me from other neighbors who used them. Employees were on time, efficient, courteous and explained their process before they even started.

  • Gene and Lawrence were working with Rob Scott. Very courteous and did great work.

    Alice
  • I really like that Green Collar Operations stopped a lot of my air leakage. This will help with my utility bill since my wife and I are retired. Also this will help keep our home cooler and warmer with less effort on my unit.

  • Three gentlemen from Green Collar Operations came today to make my home more energy efficient. I feel they did an excellent and thorough job. They were professional and very friendly. I am pleased with the results. Thank you.

    Rich
  • The Green Collar people came and were very efficient and polite. They did a good job and left everything perfect.

  • They were great! The guys came and checked out my house and found leaks I had no idea I had. They were courteous, efficient and cleaned up well. I'm very pleased!

    Jay
  • The crew were great. They worked hard to get my home more energy efficient. They were friendly and did fast work. Very satisfied customer.

    Kimberly
  • First of all I would like to say thank you to the guys from Green Collar Operations for doing such a fantastic job. Not only did they make my life more efficient, but they also made sure my home was too. They were extremely polite and very respectful of my property.

    Pete
  • Conscientious intelligent friendly employees. Work done efficiently and professionally.

    Austin
  • Muchas gracias por service A/C. Muchas gracias, muy bien servicio.

    Daniel
  • They arrived on time and were professional about everything they did. Very good job! Thanks for the service!

    Betty
  • They were very hard working, fast and sealed all kinds of leaks in my house!

    Linda
  • Very polite staff and very competent. They explained everything they were doing as they were doing it. They did an excellent job!

    Gigi
  • Very courteous staff. Seems to know and understand energy efficiency topics. Did a very thorough and professional inspection, evaluation and sealing of the A/C ducts. Highly recommended.

    Anna