DUCT TIGHTNESS TEST
All ducts passing through unconditioned space (attics, garage ceilings, cantilevered floors, etc) must be tested for leakage. The test should be performed as soon as the supply & return ducts are ‘roughed in’ – before they are covered by insulation & drywall. The furnace/AC does not need to be installed for the test. Insight can help train your employees in cost effective duct sealing techniques (use Mastic – NOT foil tape) and serve as the approved 3rd party to test those duct sections for leakage. This process does not have to add significant time & cost to your projects if you consult with Insight for cost saving strategies.
WHAT IS A DUCT TIGHTNESS TEST?
A Duct Tightness test is used to see how much air is leaking through the duct system specifically.
WHEN IS A DUCT TIGHTNESS TEST PERFORMED?
A Duct Tightness test is done before a home or building is completely sealed to see how much air is leaking through during rough-in before drywall is put up.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$350 for up to 3,000sqft. $50 for each additional 1,000sqft, and $50 for each additional furnace.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Approximately 2 hours.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE NEED?
Total square footage (including basement)
How many furnaces there are
WHEN WILL WE RECIEVE RESULTS?
Results are provided on-site as long as payments are made.
CAN WE DO CONDOS, MULTI-UNIT BUILDINGS, OR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?
Yes, we can do condos and multi-unit buildings, we can do small commercial buildings as well.