Have Your Ducts Sealed Before Summer Strikes

ductHave you noticed that your air conditioning system isn’t as efficient as it used to be? Is this especially frustrating because you know that you’ve been diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance? That is a frustrating scenario, but don’t go replacing your entire air conditioner in Asheville, NC,  just yet. The AC itself may be working just fine. It may not be getting the support that it needs from your ductwork, though. We can help with our duct sealing services.

Now, we know what at least some of you are thinking. Duct sealing—of course! Why didn’t I think of that? Not so fast! Don’t even think about reaching for a roll of duct tape and trying to do this job on your own. Duct sealing is a job for professionals and not a job at all for duct tape! In fact, that stuff should never actually be applied to ducts, despite its many other uses. 

Are Leaky Ducts Really That Big a Deal?

Well, we aren’t writing this post just for fun, are we? Okay, truth be told, writing these posts is pretty fun. But that’s not the primary reason for doing it. The primary reason for writing these posts is to educate homeowners. So yes, leaky ducts are that big of a deal. Why? Well, consider the fact that all of the air cooled by your air conditioning system is distributed throughout these air ducts. Now consider that you are paying to cool that air, and that your comfort is dependent upon that air! Pretty obvious that it’s a problem when you stop and think about it, no?

You see, leaky ductwork can allow hot air from unconditioned spaces in your home to infiltrate your system. When that happens, the air cooled by your AC is warmed up. And when that happens, your air conditioner is going to have to work harder than it should in order to cool your home. That added strain on the system not only drives up your energy costs, but can also increase the risk of damage to your system due to this wear and tear. And that’s not the only problem!

Air Quality Can Suffer, Too!

If your air ducts are leaking, it’s not just heat that can get in when you’re trying to cool your home. It’s pollutants too. Dust and dirt entering your HVAC system through leaky air ducts is a big problem because those pollutants can then be distributed throughout the entire house by the very system that is supposed to be helping to keep your home cool and comfortable!

That can lead to issues with aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms, among other problems.  Don’t let your AC work against you and your comfort. Instead, schedule service with our team and we’ll seal your ducts up the right way, every step of the way.

We’ll pinpoint the source of your leaks, and we’ll use the right products to seal those leaks for lasting effects. DIY attempts will never replicate the success of professional duct sealing.

Schedule your IAQ and air conditioning services with Comfort Central, Inc.

 

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