Are My Air Ducts Leaking? What Can I Do About It?
Chances are that you’ve already had cause to run your air conditioning system this year. You may even have it in regular rotation already. Have you noticed, though, that your AC is just not functioning as well as you’re accustomed to? Have you noticed a big spike in your energy costs, well-outside what you’d expect even after turning on your home cooling system? Are your allergies aggravated due to plummeting indoor air quality? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it is possible that your air ducts are leaking, which is a major source of energy loss and subpar cooling in many homes.
What Should I Do?
Okay, you may be thinking, my ductwork is leaking: what now? Well, if your air ducts are indeed leaking, there is really only one appropriate course of action to take. You must hire a trained professional, equipped with the right training, tools, and materials, in order to seal your air ducts. If you are looking for professional duct sealing services in Phoenix, AZ, and you are reading this, then you are already in the right place.
No matter how handy you may be, there is just no way in which you can hope to seal your air ducts on your own. First of all, the likelihood of you being able to access your air ducts without damaging your property or your HVAC system is pretty slim. Even if you do, of course, it is likely impossible for a nonprofessional to pinpoint the source of all leaks in the system. There doesn’t have to be a gaping hole in your air ducts in order for leaks to have a negative impact on the system.
Again, even supposing that you did find the tear in the ductwork, there is also the matter of sealing it successfully. You cannot just slap some duct tape on a tear, and expect the problem to be resolved. When we seal air ducts, we do so with a mastic that hardens and creates a lasting seal.
If you need duct sealing services, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning is the company to call.