When Should I Schedule Duct Testing?

At Magic Touch Mechanical, we’re much more than an air conditioning and heating company. We are also leading home energy efficiency specialists and have helped thousands of homes (as well as commercial buildings) save money thanks to our services, which include the installation of insulation, solar shade screens, energy recovery ventilators, and high velocity duct systems.

One of the key services we provide to assist homes with increasing energy performance is duct testing. Using special equipment, our highly trained specialists will find out the state of the ventilation system in your home and discover how it can be improved.

When you should call for duct testing

The U.S. Department of Energy has found that leaky air ducts can account for a loss of up to 30% of the air moving through the ventilation system. That translates into a lot of money wasted cooling air that doesn’t even end up reaching the rooms. Testing the ducts will find out if your ventilation system is suffering from this problem—but how can you know that you need to schedule duct testing in the first place?

One way to know is to check when the last time was you had duct testing. If the answer is, “I’ve never had duct testing done before,” then it is definitely the right time to call for it. All homes should have professional duct testing done on a routine basis every couple of years. The stress on ductwork over this length of time is often enough to create air leaks.

Other times you will know that it’s time to arrange for duct testing:

  • Your home has just undergone remodeling. This can often lead to accidental damage to the ducts.
  • You detect a rise in cooling or heating bills that seems to have nothing to do with the performance of the air conditioner or heater.
  • Moldy smells start coming from the vents.
  • There is a noticeable drop in indoor air quality.

Magic Touch Mechanical is here for all your home performance needs in Phoenix, AZ. We have a reputation for quality with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.