Have Your Air Ducts Repaired Before Summer Arrives
March is a very time of the year in terms of keeping comfortable. With temperatures one week approaching 80 degrees, and the next hovering in the high 50’s and low 60’s, you may be tempted in equal parts to use your heater or your air conditioner. One way in which you can help either a forced air heater or central AC out tremendously is to schedule professional duct repairs in Denver, CO.
Leaky ductwork is the hidden issue behind many heating, cooling, and indoor air quality problems. It really pays to know the symptoms that suggest damaged ductwork, as it is not as though you can visually inspect your air ducts on your own. Fortunately for you, we are here to share some tips for doing so with you, as well as to explain some of the great benefits of professional duct repair.
Signs of Leaky Air Ducts
Leaky air ducts are insidious by nature. A broken down compressor or refrigerant leak may be more serious, in some ways, but they are also pretty obvious problems. Leaky ductwork is not going to lead to an inoperable air conditioner or heater in most cases, or at least not immediately. This is why you want to know the warning signs of trouble. Otherwise, you’re ignoring the issue even as you suffer its consequences.
Poor energy efficiency – Does it seem as though you are paying more and more to heat or cool your home? Of course, you are going to see fluctuations in how much you pay for heating and cooling, depending upon how much you are using your systems. If you see inexplicable spikes in operating costs, though, you may be losing air via duct leaks.
Reduced indoor air quality – Does it seem like there is a higher concentration of airborne pollutants in your home, agitating your asthma or allergy symptoms? If so, it could be due to pollutants making their way into your air ducts via duct leaks. Remember, it’s not just the air leaking out of your ductwork that can cause problems.
Hot or cool spots –You shouldn’t have to put up with uneven temperatures throughout your home when you use a centralized heating or cooling system.
We Repair and Replace Ductwork
Okay, so what do you do now? Well, the fact of the matter is that you cannot resolve issues with your air ducts on your own. Only professional technicians have the tools, materials, and training that they need to do so successfully. As a side note, if you do come across an exposed leak, never “seal” it with duct tape. You might think duct tape is meant for this job but it degrades very quickly.
We use special mastics that harden upon drying to seal up ducts, creating a hard seal that will last for a long time to come. Should the damage to the ducts be extensive, we can also replace your ducts as needed. Contact us if you suspect issues with your air ducts.
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.