Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

Are Your Ducts Dragging Down Efficiency?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

sealing-ductworkWe run our air conditioners very regularly in this area—so much so that we hardly even think about it most of the time. When something becomes so automatic, though, it becomes easy to overlook problems that develop over time, especially when those problems develop in an incremental fashion. This is precisely the case for many homeowners as their air conditioning efficiency begins to slip. With how much we rely on our air conditioners,  you really need to keep efficiency high.

While there are a lot of different reasons why your home cooling efficiency may suffer, a very likely and very common cause is leaky ductwork. If you use a forced-air AC system, then you depend on air ducts to deliver cooled air throughout your home. And, if those ducts are leaking, then you can bet that you’ll see this reflected in your energy costs.  That is why you’ll want a professional HVAC contractor in Asheville, NC to seal up your air ducts! (more…)

Do Your Ducts Need to Be Sealed?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

sealing-ductsMany homeowners that use central air conditioning systems also use forced air heaters like furnaces in order to heat their homes. If you use a heat pump, of course, you’re using that system throughout the entire year. In either case, this also means that you are using your air ducts all year long to ensure that you are able to live in the comfort that you deserve. Here’s a question that you may not have considered yet, though:

What kind of shape are those air ducts in?

If your ductwork is not in great working condition, then you really cannot expect a great overall performance from your home comfort systems. In fact, damaged and leaking ductwork can negatively affect the condition and performance of your forced air heating and air conditioning systems in a number of ways. Don’t believe us? Then read on, and you’ll likely be scheduling any necessary duct sealing in Brevard, NC, as soon as possible.  (more…)

When Should I Schedule Duct Sealing?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

ducts-in-atticDuct sealing is a professional service that closes up gaps and leaks along the ductwork of a home’s ventilation system. And we have to emphasize professional: this isn’t a job an amateur can handle with a roll of duct tape. Duct tape isn’t even designed to work on ducts and won’t work at creating lasting seals. Professionals must use special equipment to find all the leaks and then use sealants and metallic tapes to restore the airtight seal along the ductwork.

There are a number of times when we recommend you schedule duct sealing in Mills River, NC. You can call us to arrange for this service and we’ll be glad to put you on the schedule. (more…)

What’s Involved in Duct Sealing Services?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Leaky and faulty ductwork can account for air losses of up to 30% of the air moving through the system – a big loss of cool air for which your air conditioner works hard to compensate. One way to help decrease air loss through your ductwork is to schedule professional duct sealing service.

Ducts develop cracks and disconnections via regular wear-and-tear; by sealing ducts and joints, you can not only decrease the incidence of these issues, you can help your system operate more efficiently. But your duct sealing in Brevard shouldn’t be done by just anyone – it’s important to use trusted professionals like Comfort Central, Inc.

An Overview of a Duct Sealing Appointment

Your duct sealing appointment will cover a lot of ground:

  • Thorough inspection of the ductwork for all leaks, cracks and disconnections
  • Inspection and evaluation of the supply and return air balance
  • Reconnection of disconnected sections and tightening of sections that are loose
  • Checking of connections at registers, vents and to the air conditioning system
  • Professional sealing of all connections with sealant; mechanical sealing (where needed) with sheet-metal grade screws and/or fasteners
  • Testing of system to ensure all leaks have been repaired and no carbon monoxide is entering the system

What Are the Benefits of Duct Sealing?

As we mentioned above, duct sealing can help prevent serious air loss in your air conditioning system. But it can also do a number of other positive things for you and your property:

  • Improved comfort – faulty ductwork can create hot and cold spots that decrease indoor comfort levels in addition to lessening air flow. With sealed ductwork, you will experience improved air delivery that helps to eliminate the hot and cold spots, as well as bring more conditioned air into your home.
  • Better energy efficiency – reducing the air loss in your system means your AC can use less energy to achieve the set temperature in your home, making it more efficient.
  • Decrease in energy costs – as above, by reducing the amount of energy used, you’ll spend less money on monthly utility bills.
  • Safer air – leaky ductwork can develop a problem known as “backdrafting” in which the exhaust fumes from other large household appliances like your furnace, dryer or water heater are pulled into the ductwork through the leaks; sealing your ductwork helps prevent this.
  • Better indoor air quality – sealing the ducts helps your indoor air quality by preventing additional pollutants from getting into your ductwork, such as extra dust and dirt, and other irritating particles.

Hire a Professional for Your Duct Sealing

Duct sealing is not a DIY kind of job. Duct leaks can be difficult to find; in addition, a trained technician will have the tools and ability to run tests on your duct system that you most likely won’t have.

Duct sealing in Brevard can make a big difference in your home and your utility bills. Call Comfort Central, Inc., today and schedule an appointment for your professional duct sealing.