Controlling home heating and cooling expenses requires ongoing vigilance and maintenance. A house’s ductwork is one area where air can escape, which can result in uneven temperatures and rising HVAC costs. Duct sealing can help minimize waste and inefficiency in heating and cooling systems.
Symptoms of a Problem
A house can develop efficiency issues over time. These problems might occur gradually, or they could suddenly present themselves without warning. Monitor an HVAC system for telltale symptoms that could indicate a problem, such as:
- Uneven heating and cooling
- Furnace or air conditioner running excessively
- Increased utility bills
- Reduced interior air quality
Resolving the Problem
When a homeowner has noticed symptoms of a problem, a technician can provide heating and cooling services that include examining the home to determine whether a problem exists. After detecting a leak, the technician can repair it with special HVAC duct sealing. The process involves creating a vacuum and then sealing the leaks to stop the expensive airflow.
- Wall registers throughout the home will be sealed to ensure that the only air escaping the system moves out through the leaks.
- The technician injects the special chemical sealant into the system.
- The chemicals in the sealant create tiny particles that move through the ducts. The airflow in the ducts eventually pulls the particles to the sources of the leaks. The particles bind together to stick to the leaks, sealing the area and stopping the flow of air.
- Remaining particles and chemicals dissipate, leaving only small traces of material in the system.
- The technician analyzes the system once again to ensure that the escaped airflow is reduced.
With comprehensive maintenance and heating and cooling services that may involve duct sealing, homeowners can ensure that their HVAC systems remain cost-effective and efficient.