Duct Leaks | Air Conditioning Repair Plano, TX
For homeowners, the arrival of fall is a reminder of the various tasks around the home before winter arrives. Maintenance of the heating and air conditioning system is typically scheduled to ensure the furnace is in top shape, and capable of efficient, peak performance. One task often overlooked during HVAC maintenance, is inspection of the ductwork. The ductwork is the component delivering heated or cooled air through the registers throughout the home. Inspection and maintenance of the ducts are essential, as the average home may waste as much as 30% of energy on duct leaks. Duct maintenance should be a routine part of heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX.
The following are some of the signs of duct leaks, and include:
- Loose ducts may be noisy, making sounds such as rattles or clanking
- When the ductwork is loose, odors from the location of ducts, such as the basement, crawlspace or attic may emanate from the registers. Odors may be earthy from the soil in a crawlspace, musty or stale.
- Loose or separated ducts can result in reduced airflow coming from the registers. Loose seals between joints allow air to escape and a reduction of airflow occurs. The exception to this is when loose seals are combined with separating ducts.
- When a duct separates, you may have normal cold air in one part of the home, but no air at all in the area extending beyond the duct separation. Our certified technicians have the expertise to provide reliable duct repair, and the services you need of your home’s heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX.
- Unexpected increases in the energy bill may indicate a duct problem, or the need for HVAC repair. Contact a Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning professional for assessment and repair, if needed.
With air leakage from ducts accounting for as much as a 30% loss of conditioned air, it pays to contact an HVAC technician for heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX of ducts. Some ductwork issues are relatively simple to correct, such as resealing the joints. Repair of broken or loose seals on the duct joints is as simple as removing the old sealant and applying new metal tape especially designed for the job. Contrary to popular belief, duct tape is not effective for sealing ducts. The technician will ensure dust, dirt, and moisture is removed from the ducts, before applying the special metal tape for long lasting adhesion.
The location of ductwork may affect your ability to provide even the simple task of inspecting the ducts. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified, and experienced technicians can inspect your ductwork, and provide the necessary duct repair that you need.
Leaking Ducts May Be Hazardous
When radon gas poses a hazard to your family, leaking ducts can allow the cancer-causing agent to enter your home. The problem of radon gas is widespread throughout the nation. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency attributes duct leakage as a major factor in lung cancer, and other respiratory illness. There are several means of preventing the entry of radon in your home, and properly sealed ducts are one of the. Contact our certified professionals for additional information, and/or duct repair or other heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX.
To receive reliable HVAC services, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning for assessment of your home’s ductwork, and/or repair of duct leaks . We offer 24-hour emergency services, and certified technicians with the expertise in providing a wide range of HVAC services, including heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.