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Duct Testing and Sealing

Your ducts are the vessel that transport cooled and warmed air through your home. However, ducts can fall into disrepair over time, and that leads to inefficiencies and indoor air quality issues. Of course, since ducts are hidden away, it’s hard to assess how they’re doing. A proper, annual duct testing service is the answer. If that test shows your ducts are in bad condition, you could need to have them sealed up.

There’s no point in having an amateur do duct testing and sealing, however. Finding duct leaks—and fixing them—requires tools that only licensed and qualified HVAC technicians carry. There’s no one better to help with your duct testing and sealing than Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Not only do we have the tools to get the job done, but our family of technicians is fully qualified to handle all of your duct services.

We can give you a free estimate for your duct testing and sealing needs. Contact Canella Heating & Air Conditioning to Get Every Ounce of Comfort You Deserve.

The Duct Leakage and HVAC Efficiency Connection

Even if you’re using one of the most efficient central air conditioners or furnaces on the market, there’s little you can do for your efficiency if you have serious duct leaks. Duct leaks typically don’t occur for many years after an HVAC system is installed, but that just makes it all the easier for them to sneak up on you. As duct leaks appear in the system, the energy and air you spend money on gets whisked away through those leaks. It’s estimated that up to 30% of air can be lost through leaks.

Signs you have duct leaks may include:

  • Increased Energy Bills: Cooled or heated air can be sucked up through leaks or disconnects. Duct sealing is crucial to retain that energy and keep your bills low.
  • Lowered Air Quality: Duct leakage can also bring in dust and dirt from the attic or crawlspace. These contaminants can be carried through your air circulation, those contributing to poor indoor air quality.
  • Uneven Air Flow: Duct testing can help you determine the airflow and pressure through your ducts. If the pressure isn’t balanced properly, it can lead to rooms being treated unevenly, as well as cause damage to your HVAC system.

Ductwork by No One But a Professional

What’s the worst that could happen if you go with an amateur in Hickory, NC for your duct testing and sealing? Funny enough, many problems with ductwork come from amateurs or handymen who have knocked loose pieces of ductwork in the attic! NATE certified professionals like us at Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. have the experience to get the job done right, instead of leaving it worse off than when we arrived.

We’ve been providing HVAC services—including duct sealing and testing—to residents of the Hickory, Catawba Valley, and Unifour areas for nearly 30 years. Sure, we are an HVAC company, but we like to think of it as helping however we can. Contact us today to see how the Canella family can help you.


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