Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

Are Your Air Ducts Ready for Spring?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

In our previous post, we talked about the different types of air cleaners and air purifiers that you may benefit from using this spring, as allergens spike once more. Today, we want to talk about another source of subpar air quality, as well as general discomfort and considerable inefficiency. We want to talk about leaky ductwork.

If you use a forced-air air conditioning system, as most homeowners do, then you use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home during the hottest time of the year. There is nothing wrong with doing this, obviously. The issue is that many homeowners fail to recognize that their air ducts are actually not in good working condition.

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Leaky Ductwork Is a Serious Problem!

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If you use a radiant heating or ductless system, then you are not going to be depending upon your air ducts again until the cooling season arrives once more. If you use a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, though, then your heating system is still very much a part of your day to day life. You cannot let leaky ductwork go unresolved.

Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never encounter problems of any kind with your air ducts. When you do, however, there are definitely warning signs that you can recognize and which can give you an early alert. Read on, and remember to let the professionals on our staff handle your duct sealing services in Loveland, CO.

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How Can Professional Duct Sealing Work in My Favor?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The air ducts that follow a circuitous path throughout your home serve a very vital function in a forced-air heating and/or cooling system. Because your ducts are more or less entirely hidden from view, you may fail to give them the attention that they require. This is unfortunate, since problems with your ductwork can negatively affect you in a number of different ways. We encourage you to review the following information, and to contact us if you have any reason to believe that your air ducts are compromised. You can count on us for great duct sealing services in Fort Collins, CO.

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When Is Professional Duct Sealing Necessary?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Do you use a forced air heating system in your home, such as a furnace or a heat pump? If so, you are going to be depending upon your air ducts a lot in the months to come. Winter may not really be starting off with a bang this year, but there is still plenty of cold weather to come. If your air ducts are not properly sealed, then you are going to run into some pretty serious problems as you attempt to heat your home in an even and effective manner. Fortunately for you, we are here to offer professional duct sealing in Windsor, CO. Give Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning a call today if you are concerned about your ductwork.

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How Can Air Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The majority of homeowners utilizing whole-house heating and/or cooling systems choose to distributed heated and/or cooled air throughout their homes via a system of air ducts. When these air ducts are expertly designed and installed by qualified professionals, they can be quite effective in distributing air throughout a living space. They’ll also do so without wasting energy via leaks and other issues. However, over time, air ducts can wriggle free of fixtures, suffer damages, corrode, and be otherwise compromised. In such events, you are wise to schedule professional duct sealing services in Fort Collins, CO. To do so with a qualified technician that you can trust to do the job right, just give the pros at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning a call.

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3 Signs That It’s Time for Duct Sealing

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Do you use air ducts in order to distribute heated and/or cooled air throughout your home? If so, do you know for certain that your air ducts are in the best working condition possible? If not, don’t worry; you are far from alone in this position. However, you should know that having an understanding of the type of condition that your air ducts are in can be hugely beneficial in a number of ways.

If your air ducts are working just fine, then you should be able to enjoy a great performance from your HVAC system. With improperly sealed or leaking ductwork? Not so much. Here are a few warning signs to keep an eye out for which can indicate the need for professional duct sealing in Fort Collins, CO. Call Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today if you think that it may be time to have your air ducts sealed.

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The Importance of Properly Sealed Ductwork

Monday, October 20th, 2014

If some of the rooms in your home never cool quite as quickly as you’d like, it could indicate a problem with the ductwork. Many homeowners take their ducts for granted, forgetting that a component so hidden from view could be so vital to the performance of an HVAC system. Ducts must be in top condition in order for your HVAC system to deliver cool or heated air into your home as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, ducts may develop cracks and holes over time that keep them from delivering their best work.

Sometimes, faulty ductwork seems like a tolerable problem. For instance, you may adjust to the fact that it takes your home longer to reach a certain temperature, or you may simply vacate the rooms where heating or cooling seems to be uneven. But duct sealing offers more benefits than simply making your home more comfortable. Here are a few reasons prompt duct sealing is so important.

Help Your HVAC System Perform at Its Best

When your ducts are leaking, air cannot reach your home as quickly as it should. This is a given, but have you thought about how this might affect your air conditioner or furnace? When air cannot enter your home with ease, your HVAC system will work harder to reach the proper temperature. This means that parts can become worn down and may eventually fail.

Besides, all the extra work does a number on your energy bills. You spend extra money every month for all of the work your system does, as it must run for longer periods of time to reach the temperature you’ve set.

Improve the Indoor Air Quality

One less obvious reason to schedule duct sealing is improving the quality of the air you breathe. Your ductwork runs through some of the dirtiest areas of your home, the parts that you can’t reach as part of your normal cleaning routine, such as a small crawlspace. As air flows through a leaky duct, it may suck up some of the dust and debris in the crawlspace as well as hazardous particles from insulation.

For professional, quality duct sealing in Loveland, call the indoor air quality experts at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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How Does Duct Sealing Save You Money

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Although the ductwork of your house remains mostly hidden from your sight, there are still ways to tell if you need professionals to seal up breaks or gaps in your ducts. If you detect low air pressure, incorrect temperatures, or musty smells emanating from your vents, then chances are good there’s a break somewhere in them. (Even if there isn’t, something is wrong and it needs investigating.)

Duct sealing isn’t only about restoring your home’s correct temperature. It will save you money. Here are some of the different ways that our Laporte, CO, duct sealing team at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning can help you save money with repairs on your ducts.

Here’s Why Duct Sealing Will Save You Money

  • Increased efficiency for your HVAC system: The most immediate problem that breaks and gaps in ducts will cause is a reduction of air pressure. Ductwork requires an airtight seal along its length to maintain the air pressure from the blower all the way to the vents, and when any leaks occur along the ducts it will lead to a drop in airflow and a loss of heating and cooling. Your HVAC system will work harder to overcome this loss, leading to a noticeable spike in your bills. Duct sealing will restore the airtightness of the ducts and take pressure off your comfort system.
  • Less need for duct cleaning: Duct cleaning is something you should schedule on a regular basis—dust will enter your ventilation system no matter what—but the amount of dust and other contaminants that will enter the ducts will leap dramatically because of breaks. Often, these breaks occur in hidden and dusty areas of your home, which makes the dirt and debris problem worse. You could find yourself needing duct cleaning more than once a year unless you seal up those holes.
  • Reduced chance of needing mold remediation: Another danger from having leaks that open up onto hidden and unused areas of your home is that moisture can get inside the ducts, and this will encourage the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. To protect your indoor air quality, as well as to prevent further damage to the ducts, you will need to have mold remediation done using the installation of UV germicidal lights. Avoid this extra expense with timely duct sealing.

Duct Sealing Needs Professionals

If you thought that perhaps you could just seal those holes with duct tape, you need to know that duct tape isn’t for ductwork. Sealing ducts requires special metallic tape and resin sealant. It also requires technicians capable of accessing your ducts. Call in the professionals for this job: Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning has the duct sealing and HVAC service specialists in Laporte who can help you save money.

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