Have you noticed that your electric bills are on the rise? Do you have rooms that are never comfortable no matter what you do with the thermostat? The problem could be in your home’s ductwork.
In order for your central air system to do its work, cold air needs to be carried through the house in a network of ducts that end in the vents of each room. Over time, these vents can develop cracks and leaks through the normal process of expansion and contraction that comes with temperature changes in an area. These leaks let cold air escape in places where you do not need it, such as in your attic or behind your walls. Your air conditioner will have to blow more air to make up for the lost air. Duct work sealing, like that done by East Coast Mechanical, can make a big improvement in your air conditioner’s performance.
Duct Sealing Saves Money
An increased electric bill is a common sign that your air conditioning system is not working as it should. Those increased charges reflect the system doing extra work to get your home to the right temperature. Not only does the extra effort cost money, but it also shortens the life of the system and increases the amount that you will have to pay on repairs. It is much better to have someone improve your system at your convenience than to deal with a broken system during the hottest part of the year.
When you have professionals come and seal those leaks, they will make sure that air is flowing as it should. Not only do they address obvious cracks and leaks, but they can address leaks in ductwork that you cannot see. When the service is done, you will find that you will be able to get the house at a comfortable temperature in a shorter period of time.
Duct Sealing Keeps You Comfortable
Another common sign that there is a duct problem is if your home has a room or two that are always stuffy no matter what you try. This means that the air from the duct that was intended for the room is venting somewhere else in the system. If you increase the fan speed, air will just blow that much harder out of the leak. It is like watering a garden with a leaky hose. When you increase the water pressure, the stream from the leak just gets more powerful.
Duct sealing done by experts addresses this problem by closing the hole. Air will keep blowing in the right direction and make it to its intended target. Every room in your house can be kept consistently comfortable.
Duct Sealing Improves Your Air Quality
When there are leaks in your ductwork, dust, allergens, and irritants can get into your system where they are blown around your house. Another sign of leaks in your ducts is finding particles of insulation that have made it from your attic or another crawl space to another part of the house. For some, this may be a matter of some extra sweeping, but for people with sensitive immune systems, these particles can lead to an allergic reaction or a respiratory issue like asthma. Sealing your ducts means everything stays where it belongs, and everyone can breathe a little easier.
If you think that it is time to have your ducts sealed, the technicians at East Coast Mechanical can help. We serve the counties of Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, and St. Lucie. We can handle all of your air conditioning needs. Our company also offers plumbing and electrical services as well as appliance repair. Call us today to learn more.