As you are finishing up your final preparations before winter, consider your home’s duct system. Over time the seals between the joints can deteriorate, allowing conditioned air to escape from the ducts, which increase the energy bill by as much as 30%. Furthermore, leaked air increases the HVAC system workload. The consequences are an increase in heating and air conditioning repair in Katy, a reduced lifespan. Providing duct sealing is the solution.
The ducts perform the task of delivering conditioned air to every room of your home. A faulty delivery system not only allows the conditioned air to leak out and overworks the system, it creates pressure problems that add to the workload on the system.
The cause of leaky ducts is broken or missing seals, loose connections, pipe separation, and damage. In addition, those with ducts in the basement or attic should ensure adequate insulation to prevent the loss of energy. Otherwise, you’re loosing heat and air conditioning in the spaces. Inspection of the ducts is the best way to ensure they are sealed. However, ducts in difficult to reach places may just as hard to inspect, and may not be properly sealed. Our expert technicians can resolve the problem, and have the expertise to provide the heating and air conditioning repair in Katy that you need. The following signs may indicate your home’s ducts need to be sealed:
- Rising energy costs not related to the severe temperatures may be due to the need for sealing. However, units not serviced annually will also experience loss of efficiency.
- Overly hot in the summer, or cold rooms in the winter.
- Unusual odors can be due to dislocated or loose ducts, For example, if your home has a crawlspace and your home smells earthy or dusty, coupled with reduced air circulation from a register, may indicate a loose or separated duct.
Sealing the ducts and providing any required duct repair will lower energy costs and increase the performance of the unit, while increasing your comfort. In addition, the indoor air quality will be improved with less dust and other contaminates. Leaky ducts also allow moisture to enter the system and your home as well as dust. A sealed system provides a cleaner, healthier home.
Sealing the Ducts
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning can identify duct leaks and check for damage. Once identified, our technician will provide the heating and air conditioning repair in Katy that you require. Those who intend to provide it themselves should use mastic sealant or metal backed tape. Duct tape is not for duct work and should never be used.
The best means to receive the most from your heating and air conditioning system is providing professional annual maintenance service, changing the filter monthly, and ensuring sealed and functional ducts with inspection and duct sealing. Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning NATE certified technicians today to schedule service, or for reliable heating and air conditioning repair in Katy. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, are are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.