iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

Is Duct Sealing Beneficial at All?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Unless you live in an older home that doesn’t have any ductwork, you rely daily on the unseen air channels set into the walls and ceilings of your house. Because you can’t see these air ducts, it’s easy for you to forget about them and believe they’ll just take care of themselves. The suggestion of duct repair service in Austin, TX may sound a bit absurd.

For example, duct sealing. Is this something ducts actually need, and is it any benefit? And even if it’s beneficial, why hire a professional for the job when you’ve got duct tape?

We can answer these questions for you—and then provide the duct services you need.

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Signs You Have a Leaky Duct System

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Most homes in the Georgetown, TX area use centralized furnaces and air conditioners, which rely on a series of ducts to carry the conditioned air through the home. They’re normally located in crawlspaces or other hidden locations, which helps keep them safe from damage.

Even so, leaks and even breaches can occasionally spring up, especially in older systems which have been in use for a while. Leaks are problematic because they force your heater to work harder in order to do the job: raising both your monthly costs and the wear and tear on the system itself. But how can you spot the leaks if they’re located in hidden spots? There are a few telltale signs that can help you out.

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Signs that You Need Duct Sealing

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summers in Austin, TX are as brutal as they come, and your air conditioner may be the best (and only) defense against triple-digit heat. When trouble arises, you need to address it quickly, and unfortunately, not every problem can be found in the air conditioner itself. The ducts, for example, can often spring leaks or suffer breaches that you can’t always notice because they’re hidden behind the walls of your home. They’re trouble because they pull conditioned air out or bring unconditioned air in, blunting the effectiveness of your AC and raising the possibility of both higher bills and added strain to other components of the system.

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What Happens When Your Ducts Are Breached?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

It sounds like quite a disaster—a breach in your ducts—and while we wouldn’t go quite that far, it’s certainly cause for concern. Duct breaches are tricky because they’re hard to spot and yet they can have a big impact on your heating and air conditioning system. When you detect them, you should turn off your system and summon a qualified repair technician immediately. The good news is that here in Austin, TX, you have a service that can do the job right. But what happens when your ducts are breached? And how can you detect them so that you can call in a proper repair service? Read on for the answers.

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Don’t Wait to Get Your Ducts Sealed

Monday, November 16th, 2015

A breach in your ducts can be caused by any number of things, from seals between two pieces becoming loose to damage caused by animals or other external issues. It may not sound like much, but in point of fact it can end up costing you a great deal. The good news is that there’s a service in the Austin, TX area that can seal a breach in your ducts for you. The bad news is that comparatively few homeowners understand just how much a duct breach can damage their heating and air conditioning system and why they should never wait to get their ducts sealed by a trained professional.

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Are Bad Ducts Ruining Your Air Conditioning?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

As spring deepens and summer grows nearer, the Austin air conditioning season will kick in. You can expect your home’s air conditioner to perform steady work during the months to come. If you have kept the AC in excellent shape through routine annual maintenance (something you should schedule each spring), then it should provide you with few issues during the season and deliver you energy efficient performance.

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How Does Duct Sealing Help with Heating?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

If you own a forced-air system like a furnace or heat pump for heating, you may not always get the performance you need from your ducts. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ducts are responsible for up to 30% of energy loss from HVAC systems in a majority of homes in the United States. The ductwork gets a lot of use over the years and may develop cracks or tears from standard usage alone. And with flexible ductwork, it may also develop kinks or parts may even collapse.

Duct sealing is a vital part of owning a forced-air heating or air conditioning system as it can help you save energy, among other advantages. Learn more about how scheduling a professional to test and seal your ducts may benefit you.

  • Increased Comfort: As air leaks from the ducts, it cannot adequately reach the desired temperature quickly enough. This means your family members are less comfortable throughout the day. Make sure that most of the warm air that your heating system produces reaches your home by scheduling duct repair.
  • Energy Savings: When air leaks from your ducts, it moves into unoccupied areas of the house, such as the attic or a small crawlspace. However, you’re still paying on your utilities for the heat that is created. Save money by sealing ducts in areas where heat may escape.
  • Reduce Heating Repairs: As warm air escapes through other areas of the home, your heating system works even harder to get your house to the correct temperature. This means parts get extra wear and tear, causing frequent breakdowns and repair needs.
  • Extend the Lifespan of Your Furnace or Heat Pump: The wear and tear that your heating system develops due to leaks and cracks in the ducts may cause it to fail before its intended lifespan.
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality: Finally, duct sealing can even prevent your heating system from circulating harmful pollutants in the air you breathe. Pollutants may enter the ductwork through these holes and cracks, allowing them to penetrate your home and aggravate any respiratory problems.

For quality duct sealing with professional tools and expertise, call the experts at Intelligent Air Services. We’ll help make sure you don’t pay extra for your heating services in Austin, TX with a thorough inspection and exceptional repairs.

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Why Schedule Professional Duct Sealing in Austin, TX?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

When professional designed, installed and maintained, a ducted forced air distribution system is a great way in which to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home. Of course, if your ductwork is not in great shape then you cannot expect your air ducts to do their job in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Avoid such problems by scheduling professional duct sealing in Austin, TX. There are many benefits that you can enjoy as a direct result of doing so. Before you can schedule your duct sealing service, though, you must first know what the warning signs are that your ductwork is in trouble. Here are a few to keep an eye out for. If you suspect a problem with your ductwork, contact Intelligent Air Services today.

One sure sign that there is a problem with your ductwork is if your heating and cooling costs just won’t stop climbing. If you do not make any major changes to your heating and cooling habits, then there is really no reason that you should see your heating and air conditioning costs spike. If air is allowed to leak out of your ductwork, though, your HVAC equipment will have to work overtime in order to replace the lost energy.  Not only will this result in higher heating and cooling expenses, but the additional strain on your system can also lead to increased risk of damages to your heater and air conditioner. Professional duct sealing in Austin, TX can help to eliminate this risk.

You may also find that the indoor air quality in your home is on the decline. This is another indicator that you may need quality duct sealing in Austin, TX. Problems with your indoor air quality can be just as troublesome to your comfort as poor temperature control. If your ductwork is compromised, it may allow pollutants into your HVAC system. From there, your ductwork can distribute such pollutants throughout the entire home. Don’t let this happen. Schedule service with our duct sealing pros to tackle the problem head on.

Ductwork can be greatly beneficial to your home, but you must ensure that it gets the attention it needs to operate properly. If you have any doubts about the condition of your ductwork, call Intelligent Air Services today. We are happy to handle your duct sealing in Austin, TX.

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