Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

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

Monday, February 18th, 2019

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!

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How Can Professional Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Forced air heating and air conditioning systems, including furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioning systems, all use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout the house. While this can be a very effective and efficient means of doing so, it can also be very problematic if the air ducts in your home are not in great working condition. Should your ductwork have tears or other compromises, then your air ducts are going to fail to function at peak performance levels. That is why you may need to schedule professional duct sealing services in Bristol, CT. With your ductwork expertly sealed by the trained professionals here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, you can enjoy the great heating and cooling performances that we know you deserve.

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Common Indicators That Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

If you walked into your home and went to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, you’d probably notice if that thermostat had a big crack running through it. Much of your air conditioning system is just not as visible as your thermostat, though, ductwork included. Because of this, it can be more difficult to recognize when there are problems with these hidden components. In the case of ductwork, after all, your system will still be up and running regardless of their condition, generally speaking. That being said, there are plenty of signs that can indicate that your air  ducts are leaking. If you notice them in your home, schedule prompt duct sealing services in SouthingtonDynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that your air ducts are properly sealed.

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3 Reasons to Consider Sealing Your Air Ducts

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Using air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout one’s home is a very common practice. It is also a very effective means of doing so, and can be quite efficient. However, it is really up to you as the homeowner to decide just how efficient and effective your air ducts will operate.

Whether due to a subpar installation or just years of accruing wear and tear, it is possible that your air ducts will wind up with weakened seals, tears, or holes due to corrosion or years of expanding and contracting. Whatever the precise nature of your air ducts issues, know that our team is here to handle any duct sealing that you may need in Hartford, CT. Let Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning seal your air ducts so that they function as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

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Methods Used for Duct Sealing

Friday, June 27th, 2014

When you hear the term “duct sealing,” do you immediately think of rolls of wide gray tape, stacked in the aisles of the hardware store or found near the mops and brooms in the “Household” row at the grocery store? I.e. “duct tape”? We understand…we wish it were different, but we understand. After all, this cloth-backed adhesive is advertised as “duct tape.” However, on no account should you use duct tape to seal gaps in your ducts. First of all, you should always trust duct sealing to professionals who can locate all the leaks in your ducts and safely access them. Second, duct tape was never intended for ducts (it was originally called “duck tape”) and quickly fails when applied to them.

Professionals have different methods of performing duct sealing when you call on them. We’ll look at the two main methods that Bristol, NJ duct sealing specialists from Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning apply when they come to a home to fix a leaky ventilation system. Our trained team is available 24 hours a day for any ductwork emergencies you may encounter.

Mastic Sealant

Mastic is a resin-based sealant that many duct repair technicians favor. It’s used in many types of construction and repair jobs for creating a flexible yet solid joint and to form airtight seals around fixtures such as windows and watertight seals around sinks and bathtubs. It adheres to almost any material, including duct board, making it useful for all types of ductwork. Mastic leaves behind a smooth surface after it dries, which means it provides little resistance to airflow inside ducts. It’s also waterproof, resists temperature extremes that affect ventilation systems, and will not cause corrosion over time to metal surfaces. Duct sealers will use a caulking gun to apply mastic to ducts.

Metallic Tapes

These are the true “duct tapes” used in professional duct sealing, and some technicians prefer them to mastic because they create an actual mechanical seal and tend to have greater longevity than resin-based sealant. Most of these tapes are made from foil because its lightweight. Metallic tapes have high metal resistance and many uses aside from ducts, and have proven their durability in other industries such as aerospace, transportation, and automotive.

The technique that a duct repair technician uses to seal your ducts will depend on a combination of personal preference and the specific issues in the ductwork. But you can trust that a skilled duct sealer will make the right choice for restoring the integrity of the ducts in your home.

Call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning when you notice ductwork leaks that are raising your heating/cooling bills and lowering air pressure. Our duct sealing service in Bristol will get your ducts back to airtight condition to help you improve your indoor air quality.

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