Test Your Ducts, Find Ways to Save
Are your Ducts in a row? Duct leakage is the biggest energy waste and can account for up to 40 percent of a home’s cooling and heating use. Sealed ducts can increase energy savings, home air quality, equipment performance and durability. Learn more about the condition of your duct system through a detailed report and analysis from the energy experts at GRU.
Call 352-393-1460 to schedule your appointment from May through July and receive reduced prices.
- Pre-duct test: $70
- Pre- and post-duct test $120
What are ducts?
Ducts are a part of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and distribute cooled or heated air throughout your home. In Florida homes, they are typically located in the attic. Supply ducts carry air from the air handler to the air registers in individual rooms, and return ducts carry inside air back to the air handler. Ducts can be made out of sheet metal, fiberglass with an inner plastic lining, or rigid fiberglass duct board.
What does the test tell me?
Duct testing quantifies how much air leakage is present in a duct system. By pressurizing the duct system, a manometer will indicate the duct leakage in cubic feet per minute (CFM). Duct leak analysis provides valuable information for determining energy efficiency and system performance. For energy conservation and to maintain a healthy home, GRU recommends that existing homes have less than 15 percent total duct leakage.
Why should I test my ducts?
Typical duct systems lose 25 to 40 percent of their heating or cooling capacity.
- Leaky ducts make your HVAC system work harder.
- Leaks in your ducts can contribute to higher utility bills.
- Duct leakage can potentially cause dust, mold and health issues.