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We Serve the Greater Vancouver Area



When to Call for Duct Testing

Things aren’t what they used to be in your home. Last winter you were able to sail through the cold temperatures this season brings with your heater performing at peak capacity; this winter things just don’t seem to measure up. You don’t know what’s wrong, but you also can’t seem to figure out where to start problem-solving. The best step to take is to call the professionals on our team.

We know that the world of home performance testing can seem a little unfamiliar. This isn’t something that the average homeowner spends much time thinking about. When you think about keeping your home in shape, HVAC maintenance and repair probably come to mind long before duct testing or sealing. We’re here to guide you through everything home performance in Vancouver, WA though. 

“When Do I Need Duct Testing?”

This is really the golden question. Not all homeowners are sure when they should call for duct testing because, after all, duct testing is the service that’s going to alert you to any problems that you’re having in your home. We’re not expecting you to do anything crazy to anticipate these problems, instead, we just want you to watch out for a few key signs:

  • Your room feels like it takes forever to heat up
  • You have to run your heater for a long period of time
  • Your rooms feel incredibly drafty even when you run your heater for long periods of time
  • You’re experiencing short cycling
  • The temperature in your home doesn’t seem to match your thermostat setting
  • You’ve already repaired your heater and the problems haven’t let up
  • You’ve got high energy bills that don’t correlate with your home usage

If you notice any of these signs, you’re in the early stages of a budding heating problem. Don’t let it develop into a persistent issue. Instead, schedule an appointment with our service professionals and let us solve the problem you’re experiencing.

So You’ve Got a Duct Problem… Now What?

So you have a suspicion that you have a duct problem, you call for testing, realize you do have an actual problem, and now you don’t know what to do… what are the next steps?

It’s likely that you’re going to need a bit of duct sealing or air sealing. Our experts can be the ones to help you determine what it is that you need.

Duct Sealing

Duct sealing is what’s necessary when we find cracks, holes, or gapping in your ductwork. When we realize that you have this problem, we’ll use a bit of AeroSeal to mend the ductwork in your home and get it ready to perform like new again.

Air Sealing

Air sealing is for a wider range of your home. “Air sealing” is a bit of a broad term that refers to caulking, weather stripping, and attic air sealing. These services work to eliminate drafty rooms and high energy bills.

Call us today and we’ll help you get what you need.

Contact Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. today to schedule an appointment for your home performance services. We’ve served the Greater Vancouver Area since 1975.

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