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Are Your Air Ducts Wasting Money?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The ducts in your home serve a simple purpose for your air conditioning system. Essentially, this is just a pathway that leads from your air handler to the rooms in your home. When the air conditioning system is not operating properly or when bills seem to skyrocket in the summer, few people suspect that the ducts are at fault.

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Could Your Ducts Cause Problems for Your AC?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

It may seem as though the ducts in your home would be the least of your troubles when it comes to problems with the air conditioner. Air conditioning systems contain complex electrical and mechanical components, many of which can become worn down and require repair or replacement at some point. The ductwork, on the other hand, is simple. Ducts provide a path directly from the air handler to the rooms in your home—no complex parts required.

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Why Duct Tape Does Not Repair Your Ductwork

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of your home’s total air loss and introduce unwanted contaminants, odors and excess moisture into your home’s air. So just put a piece of duct tape over the problem areas, right? Wrong. Just because the word “duct” is part of the product known as “duct tape” doesn’t mean that duct tape is the solution for faulty air ducts. In fact, it could potentially make things messier. So what can you do to reduce the effects of poorly performing ducts? Schedule an Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., technician to perform duct repair on your system.

What’s Wrong with Duct Tape?

Your ductwork has to have a certain level of air balance to work correctly. One of the problems that develops from cracks, holes and disconnections in faulty air ducts is air imbalance. To regain this balance, the cracks and holes don’t just have to be covered, they either have to be sealed or repaired; duct tape is not capable of sealing or repairing. Not only will duct tape fail to create a proper seal, but it also won’t stick for long. The glue on the tape wears down quickly, typically within 3 months. What you are left with is a duct system that still needs to be repaired and messy glue residue.

When It’s Time to Repair

Duct repair is necessary when your air ducts are damaged or has serious corrosion. Damage can result from loose connections, animal and insect infestations and poor installation, and corrosion typically results from the development and spread of rust. Some signs that it may be time for duct repair are:

  • High energy bills – Low performing ducts don’t allow the full amount of air generated by your HVAC system to get into your living spaces, which forces your HVAC system to work harder and use more energy.
  • Poor indoor air quality – faulty ducts allows outside contaminants into your indoor air, which can significantly decrease your indoor air quality.
  • Excessive dust in your home – do you clean frequently but still have a great deal of dust in your living spaces? This can be a sign of badly performing ductwork.
  • Uneven heating and cooling – are you experiencing multiple hot and cold spots throughout your home? This can happen when your air ducts don’t evenly deliver air due to faults.

Air ducts can be restored, but only when a trained professional handles the repair.

When you call the specialists at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., you can rest assured that your duct repair in Atlanta will yield the results you need and last a long time.

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