Duct Leakage & Blower Door Testing in Bensalem

Leaky ductwork? Call us for immediate solutions and start enjoying more comfort and greater savings today!

Are you spending more than you ever have to heat and cool your home? Notice lower air quality in your home? Hear a whistling sound coming from the ducts themselves?

These are telltale signs that you’ve got leaky ducts on your hands and it’s time you get them fixed. Modern Air Solutions, Inc. is a licensed HVAC company proudly serving the Bensalem area. Our expert team is infiltration and duct leakage (IDL) certified so you can rest assured the work will be done right!

Keep your home as safe and comfortable as possible with our indoor air quality services!

Are Your Air Ducts Leaking Money?

If your air ducts are leaking, then the answer is yes! Leaks in forced air duct systems are a major source of energy waste in both new and older homes. In fact, duct leakage can account for up to 25% of total house energy loss. Plus, leaky ducts can cause your energy use to rise due to poor distribution of air throughout the home.

But leaky ductwork doesn’t just leady to high energy bills. Leaks in your air ducts result in hot and cold spots throughout the home along with humidity problems.

To make matters worse, air duct leaks can cause poor air quality by drawing in pollutants from the outside air into the home.

Advantages of Duct Sealing

Leaks in your ductwork can impact your pocket, not to mention your overall comfort and even your health. That’s why it’s important to get any leaks and gaps in the duct connections sealed as soon as a problem is detected. Additional benefits of duct sealing include:

  • BETTER COMFORT: Sealing and insulating your air ducts means you will be less likely to deal with hot and cold spots throughout your home.
  • IMPROVED AIR QUALITY: When pollution and irritants enter your duct system, it can lead to poor air quality and aggravate symptoms for sufferers of asthma and allergies.
  • SAFER APPLIANCE OPERATION: Do your home’s appliances run on natural gas? Leaky ductwork can cause “backdrafting,” which means gas is drawn back into the home instead of being pushed outdoors.
  • SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS: Leaky air ducts can make your heating and cooling system run as much as 20 percent less efficient. Plus, if you’re planning to install new HVAC equipment, well-sealed ducts could let you install a smaller heating and air conditioning system that provides better dehumidification.
  • LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT: The less energy we use in our homes, the less pollution we generate, and the happier of a place the world is to live. Who doesn’t want that?

Air duct cleaning is another great way to improve efficiency and improve the quality of your air!

What Is Blower Door Testing & How Is It Done?

A blower door is a tool used to measure the amount of air that leaves your home. To conduct a blower door test, a blower door fan (AKA an “infiltrometer”) is placed in the main entry doorway to depressurize the house.

The blower door testing process involves outside air being drawn into the house through points where there are leaks. As the fan runs, our technician moves throughout the house to pinpoint exactly where the air leaks are occurring.