Do you use ductwork in conjunction with a forced air heating or air conditioning system in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home? If so, then you are likely well-aware of the benefits that using air ducts in this manner has to offer. You must remember too, though, that ductwork is in no way guaranteed to function properly. When you run into trouble with your ductwork, you need to hire technicians to have the problem fixed fast.
Air leaks are a fairly common occurrence with ductwork, and even "minor" leaks can have pretty serious implications for your HVAC system, your comfort and your budget. In order to avoid these issues, though, you need only dial our number to schedule professional duct sealing in Pensacola, FL. Contact a member of our staff today to learn more about what Lee Heating & Cooling can do for your ductwork.
Lee Heating & Cooling provides duct sealing services in Pensacola and the surrounding areas.
Because your air ducts are largely hidden from view in your home, tucked beneath floors and behind walls, you may be wondering precisely how it is that you are supposed to determine that your air ducts are leaking in the first place. Well, there are actually quite a few warning signs that you may notice, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. First of all, a hissing sound coming from an unidentified source may be the sound of air leaking out of your ducts. You may also notice a spike in heating and cooling costs, or that different areas of your home are not as comfortable as others. Because pollutants can enter your ductwork through tears, you may also notice a decline in indoor air quality.
Okay, so you understand why it is that duct sealing may be necessary. Surely, you think, I can handle this on my own, right? The answer is a resounding "no." There is absolutely no scenario in which it is wise to attempt to seal your own ductwork. To begin with, simply accessing one’s air ducts is not something that most homeowners can handle on their own. Additionally, you will not have the supplies that you need in order to successfully seal your air ducts. It’s not done with duct tape, despite what you may suspect. Instead, a special mastic is used. This mastic hardens in place as it dries, allowing for the effective sealing of the duct.
The benefits of having one’s air ducts professionally sealed are many. You won’t be losing heated or cooled air to areas of your home that may not really need it, so your system won’t be working harder than it should have to in order to evenly and effectively heat your home. This will help it to operate more efficiently. Plus, you’ll take a lot of strain off of your HVAC system, which can help to protect its condition. You will also likely see an improvement in indoor air quality, as pollutants will not be able to make their way into your air ducts, only to travel throughout your entire household via this air distribution system. Contact us to learn more.