Ductwork presents a challenge for homeowners: It is vital for providing you with comfort from your air conditioner and heater, and it must stay in good repair. But yet you don’t see it most of the time and have difficulty accessing it.
Getting access to your ducts is actually quite easy: just call duct repair experts to take on the job. But how do you know you need to call them if you can’t see your ducts? This list of signs that you require repair and duct sealing in Orlando, FL should help.
Something else that will help: a call to the Orlando, FL ductwork experts at Downtown Air & Heat!
Signs to call for duct repair:
- A sudden increase in your energy bills: Whether you are currently using your ducts for air conditioning or heating, if you notice a leap in your power bills that you cannot explain, then it is possible that duct work damage has caused it. Breaks in ducts will cause a loss of heat/cooling, and your home comfort system will need to work harder to achieve its set temperature, resulting in those elevated bills.
- Unusual odors from the vents: When breaks occur along the length of your ducts, they will start pulling in air from sections of your home that have little ventilation: spaces between walls, the attics, crawlspaces. These areas often contain heavy amounts of dust and dry, stuffy air. If you detect unexpected odors wafting from the vents, it is likely because of unseen breaks.
- A decrease in your air quality: If you start to notice symptoms that resemble the common cold—dry throat, itchy eyes, running nose, headaches—and develop irritation from dry skin, then the issue may not be from germs, but from a drop in your air quality due to ducts contaminated with dust. Broken ducts will draw in dust from those same closed spaces that cause the unusual smells. If you have people in your home with allergies to airborne pollutants, pay close attention if their symptoms suddenly begin to turn worse.
Put away the duct tape and call the experts!
No, you can’t repair broken ducts using duct tape; duct tape wasn’t even invented for this purpose. You need to call professional duct technicians, who can safely access your ducts and apply repair methods such as mastic sealant and any necessary replacements to get your ducts in proper shape once more.
For professional duct sealing in Orlando, FL, call up Downtown Air & Heat. Our NATE-certified technicians will get the job done right the first time, and just in case, we guarantee all our work for one year. We also perform duct cleaning and duct sanitizing so you’ll have the cleanest ducts on the block.