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Are Your Air Ducts Working for You, or Against You?

sealing-ductworkThere are many different types of heating and air conditioning systems on the market today. Despite the variety of options that you have to choose from, there is some overlap in system design and operation. All forced air HVAC systems, for instance, use ductwork in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout homes. Such systems include central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps. Considering how important ductwork is to the operation of these systems, it’s surprising how often overlooked air ducts are.

If your air ducts are not performing at peak capacity, then you are setting your comfort, your budget, and your HVAC systems themselves back! What’s the solution, you may be wondering? Professional duct sealing in Farmington, CT. Getting those air ducts sealed up, or replaced/repaired as needed, is going to benefit you in a number of ways. But why continue to speculate? Read the following post for some examples of what you can do, why, and when!

Signs to Be Aware Of

Okay, it is admittedly hard to see the silver lining in a situation like dealing with leaky or damaged air ducts. However, there is something at least resembling good news, here. That is the fact that there are plenty of warning signs that may tip you off to the presence of leaky or damaged ducts in your home.

  1. Increased heating and cooling costs. If you notice that it is costing more than it usually does to heat or cool your home, then leaky air ducts may definitely be to blame. Remember, you are going to see an increase in heating and cooling costs when you’re using your system more heavily than usual. But when weather and usage are normal, a suddenly rising cost is a red flag.
  2. Reduced indoor air quality. Not only do leaky and damaged ducts drive up your energy costs, but they also drive down the air quality throughout your home. Dirt and other contaminants can wind up bypassing filters in your HVAC system, entering directly into the ductwork, which will then distribute those pollutants throughout your entire home.
  3. Uneven temperatures throughout the house. If you are trying to heat and cool your home with air ducts that are leaking and damaged, then you are going to have trouble distributing heated and cooled air throughout your living space. The result is, unfortunately, going to be that you’re paying more for less comfort! You deserve more, so let’s do something about it!

But What?

Schedule duct sealing/repairs/replacements with us, that’s what. You cannot do this job on your own. You cannot accurately locate sources of leaks the way that we can.  You cannot slap some duct tape over any leaks that you can find and then call it a day. You need professionals using the right materials, such as adhesive mastic, to seal up ducts effectively in a manner that will last over time. And, should more extensive repairs or even duct replacements be necessary, we can handle that, too.

Live more comfortably, choose Dynamic Mechanical. Schedule service today.

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