As winter approaches and cold air moves in, you’ll want to get your HVAC system inspected. You don’t want to be left out in the cold with no heat. When you call Radiant Plumbing and Air to inspect your HVAC system, one of the things they’ll inspect are your air ducts.
A typical house loses 20 to 30% of the air that moves through the duct system due to leaks, holes, and poor connections. Our professional technicians inspect your ducts and can tell you when to seal your ductwork to prevent future heat loss in your home. Be on the lookout for specific symptoms of leaky ducts and then call Schmidt Mechanical to come out and fix them.
Should I Seal My Ductwork?
The ducts in your home are how the heat from your furnace moves around the house. The age of your home could be a clue that your ductwork needs sealed. The older your home and heating and cooling system is, the more likely problems are to arise. As more cracks and holes develop in your ductwork, your house will be harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in every room. If you find that you have inconsistent temperatures between rooms and you’re tired of messing with your thermostat, it’s time to call Radiant to take a look at your ducts.
Signs Your Home’s Ductwork Needs to Be Sealed
If you’ve experienced any of the following symptoms with your home’s heating and air conditioning system, then you probably should have your ductwork sealed:
- Your energy bills are incredibly high
- You have several rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
- You have rooms that are stuffy and never seem comfortable
- Your ducts are located in a cooler area of the house like the attic, crawl space, or garage
- You can see tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system
Improving Your Ductwork Is Easy
Duct sealing sometimes can be hard because ducts are often concealed in walls, attics, basements, and crawl spaces, making them hard to reach. However, if you can see ducts with issues, they can be easy to fix yourself.
Start by finding any ductwork in your home that is easy to access. If you can see or feel leaks in your ductwork, use mastic sealant or metal tape to fill them in. Never use duct tape as it does not last long. Also, check to see that your vents and registers are well sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common places for leaks.
If you’ve done all the fixes, but your ducts are still leaking, call Radiant Plumbing and Air to help seal your ductwork so your home stays comfortable all year long. Once your ducts are sealed properly, you’ll notice more reasonable utility bills, higher energy efficiency in your home, and improved air flow and comfort.
Call Radiant to Seal Your Ductwork Today
Radiant Plumbing and Air provides reliable residential HVAC repair services include mechanical inspections, basic heating repair and part replacements, air filtration, and ductwork. We’re available for you to keep your home reliably comfortable all year long.