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How Do You Fix Damaged Ductwork?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

A dirty male hand, holding a paintbrush, is spreading caulk over a house air duct joint with a paintbrush. The caulk has been applied from a tube with a caulk gun and the brush is evenly spreading it over the joint. Caulking residential ducts prevents air-conditioned or heated air from escaping the duct and prevents ambient air from entering the system. This is a new practice in homebuilding to increase energy efficiency, eventually it may be come standard or mandatory.And no, the answer is not, “with duct tape.”

“But wait,” you might ask, “why is it called duct tape then?!”

After all, you’ve probably heard the old adage, “all you need for home repairs is two things—if it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, WD-40. If it moves and it’s not supposed to, duct tape!” And, we agree, duct tape is a great temporary solution to many home repair needs. But, not ductwork damage!

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The V in HVAC: Caring for Your Ducts

Monday, November 6th, 2017

technicians hands drilling ductwork togetherHomeowners often underestimate the importance of the “V” in “HVAC.” The “V” stands for ventilation, and we’re talking about your ductwork. This is one component of your HVAC system that is easy to take for granted. Especially considering that most of the time, they are out of sight and therefore out of mind.

But air ducts that accumulate damage from corrosion and/or age, or ducts that received poor initial installation, can have a serious impact on the functionality and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. It can lead to not only a decrease in comfort, but a rise in the contamination that enters your indoor air. If your air ducts have gaps, leaks, or any bad connections, then they must be dealt with by a professionally trained HVAC technician.

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Signs You Should Invest in Duct Sealing

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We may not get the bitterly cold winters that other parts of the country do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a fully functioning heater when the cold does hit—particularly at night! However, your forced-air heater simply cannot perform as it should if the ductwork is breached.

It happens too often—homeowners have trouble heating their homes and assume there is a problem with their heating system. They may put off repairs thinking that it’s an expensive issue to fix, or they may think they’re imagining their heating troubles since they just had their system maintained.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Winter is here, and if you aren’t using your heater on a daily basis, you probably will soon. You may have already had your heating system professionally checked and repaired, but those aren’t the only steps you need to take to be prepared for this winter. Let’s take a look at one of the lesser-known steps that can really improve your home heating system this winter: duct sealing.

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How Duct Sealing Can Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

Monday, May 11th, 2015

When was the last time you thought about your ducts? Probably not for quite a while. That’s not really your fault. They’re designed to be as out of the way as possible, after all. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need professional services from time to time. Ducts are actually very vulnerable to problems if left alone for long enough, especially leaks.

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