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Duct Sealing Services in Plano, TX
If you have a central HVAC system, then it relies on a series of ducts running through your walls, attic, and crawlspaces to carry conditioned air throughout your Plano, TX home. These ducts are typically mostly hidden from sight, meaning that it becomes difficult to spot problems when they arise. Unfortunately, breached ductwork can have a negative impact on your entire HVAC system, thus raising the cost to keep your home comfortable and increasing the chance of full system breakdown.
The solution to this is quality air duct sealing from the professionals at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning. We’ve been in business for over 40 years and we are experts and not only detecting breaches in your ductwork, but also fixing duct damage and keeping your HVAC system running effectively and efficiently. If you think that you may have a ductwork breach, contact us today to ask us about sealing ductwork.
Why a Duct Breach Is a Major Problem
There are a few different causes of duct breaches: inclement weather, poor installation and disruption from critters in the attic to name a few. Duct breaches can also happen when the existing seals between two ducts become worn out or damaged. No matter what the cause, holes and gaps in your ductwork allows conditioned air to escape, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system and causing you to waste money on energy that’s not being used. Your HVAC system will need to work harder, which also means that your system could break down a lot sooner than it would have otherwise.
Do You Need Air Duct Sealing?
You can determine if your ductwork needs sealing by having our professionals perform duct testing. They do this by sealing off sections of your ducts at a time and testing the air pressure in those sections. This way they can easily measure how quickly the pressure drops and determine how much leakage there is. But how do you know if there’s leakage to begin with?
One of the biggest indicators that you have breached ductwork is a rise in your heating or cooling costs. This is because air is escaping from the ducts into places such as your walls or attic, and the decreased airflow is likely causing you to adjust your thermostat without realizing the problem is actually in your ventilation system, not the temperature at which you set the thermostat. You might also smell mustiness from your vents, which can mean that your ductwork is drawing in outside air through holes or gaps.
Sealing Ductwork Should Be Left to the Professionals
Many homeowners believe that sealing ductwork is as easy as finding the joints between ducts and applying duct tape. Despite its name, duct tape is actually not a sufficient solution for duct sealing. You need a Plano, TX HVAC professional from Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning to appropriately detect breached ductwork, and then use specialized equipment and mastic sealing to property repair and seal your ducts. The special techniques they use to detect where the air leaks are and close them up is not something that can be replicated in a DIY project. In fact, a DIY duct repair can actually end up doing more harm than good.