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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Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
wahleewoodwahleewood
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
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21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
Kevin KeithKevin Keith
15:03 02 Feb 24
Tyler did a great job. Fair, honest and while informing me of offers didn’t try and up-sell me. Definitely will use again
Jakki SincereJakki Sincere
08:28 02 Feb 24
Great customer interaction. Products are too expensive and unrealistic for the average customers 😫
Dave HazzardDave Hazzard
03:48 02 Feb 24
Adrianne FryeAdrianne Frye
01:36 02 Feb 24
Jonathan arrived promptly and was very professional. His diagnosis of the problems was efficient and he spent time to explain the repair process in detail. We were impressed with the quality of service provided.
Rudy MolinaRudy Molina
16:54 31 Jan 24
Nathan was friendly, professional, and vey informative. Definitely recommend.
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