G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

Will Professional Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is: maybe. Not everyone is going to need duct sealing, of course, and there is really no way in which to predict when duct sealing may be necessary. It is a good idea to have your ducts tested every few years, though, so that you can know for certain if the time for sealing has come. While not everyone will need duct sealing in Everett, WA, that those that do will benefit from it greatly.

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Are My Air Ducts Leaking? 3 Signs of Trouble

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

When you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance, a lot of things happen. Your electrical connections are checked, your blower assembly is adjusted, your coils are cleaned, and so on. However, your ductwork is not going to be extensively inspected as part of the AC maintenance package. You may not give your air ducts all that much consideration on a day to day basis, but the fact of the matter is that leaky ductwork can actually cause a number of different problems in your home. How, though, can one determine if his or her air ducts are leaking? Here are a few warning signs to be aware of.

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Are Your Air Ducts Properly Sealed?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Now that we are moving into the cooling season, you are probably giving some thought to your air conditioning system. If you are using a central air conditioner, then you should give some thought to your air ducts as well. If your ductwork is not in prime working condition, after all, you really cannot expect your air conditioner to excel in its operation. That is why you should learn to spot the signs that you need professional duct sealing services in Everett, WA. Read the following post, and let us know if you think that your ductwork is in trouble. 

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How Duct Sealing Helps Your Heating System

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your ducts. Most people don’t, after all. Ductwork is designed to be unobtrusive, so it’s understandable that you wouldn’t pay that much attention to it. That doesn’t mean that it never has problems, however. Without regular professional maintenance, ducts can develop some serious issues that will affect other parts of your system.  Let’s take a look at one specific ductwork-related problem, and how duct sealing can solve it.

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Am I In Need of Professional Duct Sealing?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

If you, like so many other homeowners, choose to use air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, then it is in your best interest to ensure that your air ducts are in the best working condition possible. Doing so can benefit you in a number of ways. If there are tears, weak seals, or points of corrosion on your ductwork, slapping some duct tape on it is not even going to come close to resolving the problem. In fact, duct tape should never be used on air ducts at all! If you are in need of professional duct sealing in Everett, WA, contact the pros on our staff today. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric can complete your duct sealing services with the skill and expertise necessary to get the job done right.

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When Is Duct Sealing Necessary?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

If you use a forced air heating and/or air conditioning system in your home, then you must know how important it is that your air ducts are kept in great working condition. After all, it is through these air ducts that all of the conditioned air from your HVAC system must travel. In truth, though, there are a number of different problems which may develop with the ductwork in any system. Leaky ductwork is one of the most common.

Should you encounter leaky ductwork in your HVAC system, it is important that you schedule professional duct sealing sooner rather than later. To do in the North Seattle area, you need only dial our number. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. in order to ensure that your air duct sealing services are completed properly. 

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Why Hire a Professional to Seal Your Ductwork?

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Leaky ductwork is the bane of energy efficiency in this homes which utilize a forced air distribution system to heat and cool their interiors. There are a lot of reasons as to why ductwork may leak. It may have gotten wet and corroded or rusted out over time. Perhaps its installation was shoddy to begin with, or years of operation has simply worked connection points loose of one another.

Whatever the cause of any leaks in your ductwork, you need to have them sealed up by trained professionals as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more energy you are going to waste when heating and cooling your home. This is not the type of job that you can handle on your own, either. That is why you should schedule professional duct sealing in Monroe with the qualified technicians here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

On reason as to why professional duct sealing is necessary is the simple fact that you really cannot see much of your ductwork. It is hidden away in largely inaccessible areas for the most part, making it hard to determine precisely where a leak is located, let alone to access and seal that leaking point. With professional duct testing services, though, our technicians can ascertain with certainty whether or not your system is leaking. If it is, then we can figure out exactly where that leak is so that we seal it up promptly.

Another reason to schedule your duct sealing services with a trained professional is that only such individuals have the materials and training to do the job properly. If you think that we’re just going to slap some duct tape over a leak in your ductwork, think again. Sealing air ducts requires the use of mastic sealants that will harden and provide a seal that will stand the test of time. We’ll make sure that your air ducts are sealed with the quality materials necessary to protect the efficiency and performance quality of your HVAC system.

That way, you can cut down on energy usage and take some of the strain off of your HVAC system, all without compromising your comfort at any point of the year.

Don’t make the mistake of attempting to seal your ductwork on your own. Instead, make the smart move and schedule duct sealing in Monroe with G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

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How Does Duct Sealing Help with Heating?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Does your home use a forced-air heater for winter warmth? Chances are high that it does, since this group includes furnaces, the most common type of heating system in the U.S. It also includes heat pumps. With the exception of ductless mini split heat pumps, forced-air heating systems require ductwork to distribute warm air to the rooms of the house and provide the even heating necessary for comfort. It’s important that you take care of your home’s ductwork as well as you take care of the heating system, or you will end up with substandard comfort and higher bills.

Ducts occasionally require sealing to close up gaps and holes. This isn’t a service you can handle on your own using duct tape (which isn’t even designed for use on ducts). It takes the skill, training, and equipment of professionals. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. offers full services to care for your ductwork so that your forced-air heating system works at its best. Call us to make sure that you receive the best quality heating services in Everett, WA this winter.

Duct Sealing And Heating

The ducts in a ventilation system are designed to create an airtight seal from the heater’s cabinet all the way to the vents that open onto the rooms. If the ducts have air leaks, they will begin to have a negative effect on the heating in a home.

Here is how calling professionals to seal those leaks will benefit your heating:

  • Prevent a loss of air pressure: The main reason that ducts must be kept airtight as possible is to stop a drop of air pressure inside. If air pressure decreases, it will result in low airflow out of the vents, and a corresponding decrease in comfort. If a room in your home feels colder than it should be, air leaks inside the ducts that service it might be the reason.
  • Better heating performance: Air pressure isn’t the only thing the ducts will lose if they have air leaks; they will also lose heat. The ductwork in your home runs through areas that are usually left unheated, such as crawlspaces and the gaps between walls. Heat will rapidly escape from the leaks to these colder areas, and the air from the vents will not be as warm as it should.
  • Lower heating bills: As air pressure and heating power drop, your heater will need to work harder to reach its set temperature. The more the system strains, the more it will cost you to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Duct sealing will help prevent your heating costs from soaring: air leaks can account for as much as a 30% rise in heating costs.

Any time you experience a problem with your home’s heating that might come from leaky air ducts (a drop in air flow, unexpectedly cold rooms, and high heating bills), give us a call at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We will find out the cause and help you solve it, whether through duct sealing or repairs on your heating system. Leave your concerns about heating to us.

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The Benefits of Duct Sealing: A Guide from Seattle

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Ductwork is an integral part of any Seattle home HVAC system. It moves heated or cooled air between your air handler and the rooms of your home and it usually contains the filtration and humidity control devices needed to keep your air clean and healthy. Unfortunately, despite how important ductwork is, many homeowners ignore it, even when extra sealing is needed.

What Duct Sealing Does

Duct work ideally should be a closed environment. Crafted of sheet metal, duct work is tasked with keeping the conditioned air in one place until it can be delivered to each room of your house. If gaps open between ductwork or if it starts to erode with time, you lose a lot of conditioned air, and you guessed it, your bills go up.

Unsealed ductwork forces your air conditioner and furnace to work harder, increasing your energy bill in the process. The lack of sealing also makes it possible for things like exhaust fumes to escape the ventilation system and enter your home. This is a serious air quality issue and can be harmful to your health.

Solving the Problem

Fortunately, the problem is pretty easy to fix. You just need to have your ductwork checked on a regular basis and sealed when a problem is found. Checking the pressure retention in your ductwork will usually uncover any gaps that need to be sealed and with modern technology, inspections are easier than ever.

How do you know when this is needed? Look for spikes in your energy bill or uneven cooling or heating in your home. If your upstairs bedroom simply doesn’t stay warm, you may need to have your ductwork inspected a little more thoroughly. Don’t forget your ductwork – it is just as vital a component in your HVAC system as the furnace, air conditioner or air handler.

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