There are so many issues that can affect the way your HVAC system works. Multiple appliances form to make your HVAC system, which results in multiple ways for things to go wrong. The result of that can mean increased bills, a total breakdown of your HVAC system, or a disturbance to the way you live your daily life. On top of this, a problem with your HVAC system can cause a lot of stress.
There is usually one common culprit that our engineers often point their finger of blame towards, and that’s the ducts. If the ducts are not sealed correctly your HVAC system won’t be functioning as it should do. Hot or cold air will freely escape, and harmful pollutants will be able to enter your system.
Our experts at Mister Quik in Greenwood are fully trained to correct issues with the ducts of your HVAC system, including sealing them. We’re committed to giving you the best service possible.
What Is Duct Sealing and Why Do You Need It?
Whenever you feel the warm air coming from your furnace, or the cool air flowing into the room, it’s thanks to the ductwork of your HVAC system. The air travels from the area it’s generated and through the ducts, then out the register at the other end of the duct. During this process, there should only be a small amount of heat energy lost.
If you’re noticing that the air is not as warm or as cool as it should be, this could be due to a problem with the duct seal allowing it to escape. Therefore, you would require duct sealing.
If these leaks are present it also means that your HVAC system is going to be working harder than it should be to heat or cool your home. The result is not only going to cost you more money, it could also cause further damage to specific components of your HVAC system.
As you can tell, if there is a leak of air somewhere in your HVAC system because of the ducts, you most definitely do need them sealing. It eliminates the leaks through the ductwork and allows your HVAC system to run as smoothly as possible.
Some people like to try the good old-fashioned way and seal it with duct tape. While this may temporarily remove the problem for a short while, it won’t be long until the duct tape comes loose and you find yourself with the same problem again.
How Does Duct Sealing Work?
The technology used to perform duct sealing has changed and improved over the years. As mentioned, there once was a time when duct tape was thought to be a viable option. Duct mastic was then invented, which creates a thick substance that seals around the duct.
At Mister Quik, we like to use something called aeroseal, which we believe to be the most effective. Before we apply the aeroseal, we give the ducts a deep clean to ensure any dust or debris is lifted. Our trusted experts will seal off the register ready to perform a diagnostic test.
This test will help our technicians understand where the problem is to ensure we’re completely resolving the issue. Sometimes, there is more than one leak that’s the issue.
If a leak is detected, all the major components of your AC unit or furnace are sealed off to ensure the aeroseal causes no damage to other parts. The aeroseal is then injected into either of your HVAC systems. The circulating air will move the aeroseal through the ducts allowing it to attach itself to any cracks creating a permanent seal.
The whole process only usually takes a few hours and is very hassle-free for you. We’ll ensure the leaks are gone before we leave and that we’ve left your home clean and tidy.
The Benefits Of Duct Sealing
There are many benefits to duct sealing, and the main being you’re going to be far more comfortable. Having insufficient airflow from either your furnace or AC unit can lead you to feel uncomfortable in your own home.
You’ll also find that the running costs begin to go down again. If air has been escaping from your AC unit or furnace, it will be working extra hard to try and achieve the required airflow, resulting in more energy being used.
Finally, you’ll really notice an improvement in the air quality. Just as the air could leak out, dust and pollutant particles were able to enter the ducts and spill those particles back out into your home.
If you feel like you may have a duct leak in your HVAC system, our trusted experts at Mister Quik in Greenwood are on hand to help. Give us a call today!