Goettl technician working on heating system in attic

How to Tell if Your Ducts Are Leaking This Winter

Because we run our air conditioners pretty much 24/7 during the cooling season, it can be relatively easy to tell when something is wrong with the AC or its ductwork. The same is not really true for our heating systems, though. We don’t rely on our heaters nearly as much as we do our air conditioners, so noticing problems can be a bit trickier. That is why it’s best to go into the brief and mild heating season with an idea of what to look for.

The symptoms of leaky ductwork in the winter are much the same as they are in the summer. It’s just spotting them that is a bit trickier. Keep the following warning signs in mind, and contact our technicians for quality duct sealing in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Cool spots. The winter weather in our area is obviously quite mild. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t expect a great performance from your heater when you do need it, though. In fact, that means that you should have no problem in heating your home effectively and evenly. If there is an area in your home that feels cooler than the rest, or which takes longer to warm up when temperatures drop, the ductwork in that area may be compromised.
  • Hissing sounds. No, your ducts are not full of snakes. At least, we hope they aren’t (and feel free to contact somebody else if they are!). The hissing sound that you are hearing when you run your heating system may be heated air leaking out of the ducts. You may notice the same issue in the summer, as the same ducts are used, but it’s possible that new damage has developed only recently.
  • Air quality. More specifically, a drop in air quality. Leaky ductwork, be it in summer or winter, can let pollutants into the system just as easily as they let conditioned air out of the system. Once that happens, the system will distribute those pollutants throughout the house, and your indoor air quality will suffer for it.

Give Goettl Air Conditioning a call if you’re having any trouble with your HVAC systems or your ductwork specifically.

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Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
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I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
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16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
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15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
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17:04 01 Jul 24
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15:51 01 Jul 24
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15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
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21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
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17:47 19 Jun 24
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Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
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16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!
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