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How can I schedule a duct test or a Whole-House Performance & Infiltromter Test?

Appointments for testing can be scheduled here via our website, just complete a quick Request form under Schedule an Appointment and a member of our Customer Care Team will contact you and schedule a day and time that works for your schedule. Due to the complexity of the testing, please allow a minimum of 2 hours for its completion. This time may also vary depending upon the amount of issues identified and additional consultations or services requested. If you would rather contact us via telephone, please phone 1-855-632-9449 and a member of our Customer Care Team will gladly assist you. Please be sure to notify your Customer Care Representative of any utility incentives you are seeking or have already received so we may meet all your needs and expectations.

Who performs a blower door test or Whole-House Performance & Infiltrometer Test?

Air Care Systems, Inc. performs a complete Whole-House Performance & Infiltrometer Test using state-of-the-art technology,( i.e. blower door, FLIR Infrared cameras capable of identifying heat loss and gains within a structure due to missing or poor insulation, water intrusion and has even identified active termite infestation). Some utility companies do provide a shorter rendition of this test, which only includes a check for duct leakage.

Can I repair my own ducts or duct system?

Because of the possible effects that changing the duct leakage pattern can have on indoor air pollution, you should not attempt to repair duct leaks. Safe duct repairs require a licensed heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractor to repair ducts. Once repaired, the duct system and home should be tested to ensure proper repair or replacement and appropriate healthy air exchanges for the home. One of the special tools used by the contractor is a blower door.

Do my ducts need repaired or replaced when I replace my air conditioner or heat pump?

Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent according to the E.P.A. Furthermore, leaky ducts can contaminate your indoor air with mold, dust and toxins that represent a serious health hazard. Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. It can also alleviate indoor air pollution problems like the fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and rodent and insect droppings being introduced into the home. These indoor air pollutants can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts and ensuring a healthy indoor fresh air exchange rate can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.

What is the difference between Air Care Systems, Inc. and other companies approach to I.A.Q.?

Well, at Air Care Systems we like to say, “If it isn’t a test, it’s a guess.” Most contractors will “look” at your duct system, peek in the attic and recommend “duct cleaning.” Air Care Systems, Inc. will perform a Whole-House Performance & Infiltration TEST to determine the “source” of your problem and provide a prescription for the problem. We won’t just clean those ducts and grills or paint some mastic around the existing duct system. Should we identify duct leaks we will systematically dis-assemble each joint of the duct system and re-assemble layer by layer sealing the system using approved N.A.I.M.A. closure methods. Our N.A.T.E. Certified Technicians have been trained by our own N.A.I.M.A. Certified Train-the-Trainer, Joey Powers, Pres. –Air Care Systems, Inc. and Adjunct HVAC Apprenticeship Instructor at Eastern Florida State College

  • Duct Testing, Duct Repair, Duct Sealing, Duct Replacement

What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

Your home’s air quality can be easily affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria) or any mass or energy stressor than can induce adverse health conditions. Source control, filtration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the primary methods for improving Indoor Air Quality making your home a dramatically healthier place for you and your family. These approaches can help reduce allergies, alleviate asthma and even boost productivity.

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Do you know if your home’s air is healthy?

Many times the old “sniff and guess” test has already told you your home’s air needs immediate attention. But what if “the old gray mare ain’t what she used to be”? Our Comfort and Healthy Air Survey allows you the homeowner, in the comfort of your own home, to identify existing comfort issues; but more importantly, it identifies air problems that could be threatening the health and safety of you and your family. Take a moment and complete our survey- (Your crystal ball nor Mr. 8 Ball will be of any help to you here) Once complete, submit your survey to us. One of our expertly trained Customer Care Team members will gladly contact you and review your results. Let’s Get Started!

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