Duct Integrity ( Duct Leak Testing & Sealing )
The development of the Duct Blaster has revolutionized performance testing of forced air distribution systems for builders and HVAC contractors. The Duct Blaster is a calibrated air flow measurement system designed to test and document the air tightness of forced air duct systems in both houses and light commercial buildings. The Duct Blaster fan is connected directly to the duct system in a house, typically at a central return, or at the air handler cabinet. With the remaining registers and grilles temporarily taped off, duct air tightness is measured by either pressurizing or depressurizing the duct system and precisely measuring the fan flow and duct pressure.
Duct air tightness measurements are used to diagnose and demonstrate leakage problems, estimate efficiency losses from duct leakage, and certify compliance with duct leakage standards.
Perkins Inc. recommends sealing your heating and cooling unit, duct leaks, duct connections, plenums and registers to increase air flow pressure, air quality and your homes comfort level. If you have black streaks trailing the ceiling near your registers this is an indication that you have duct leak issues that need attention. If your planning on adding attic insulation in the near future Perkins Inc. recommends sealing duct leak issues as well so you do not disturb the insulation after it has been added.
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