When summer arrives, you’re probably going to be spending time and effort making sure that the inside of your home is cool and comfortable. While you’re cranking your air conditioner and enjoying the cool air, though, you should also be aware that there are other factors you should consider. The quality of the air in your home absolutely has an effect on your health and comfort, so it’s in your best interest to make sure it’s as high as possible. Follow the tips below to keep your indoor air quality high this summer.
Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Repair’
Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer With These TipsMonday, May 7th, 2018
Why Duct Repair is ImportantMonday, August 29th, 2016
You may not think that ducts are all that vital. After all, they’re just empty corridors in your home for air to flow through. They can’t be too important or high maintenance, right? Wrong. Ducts are both vital for the operation of your climate control systems, and require professional services in order to stay in good shape. Let’s take a look at what happens when you neglect your ducts, and the importance of duct repair.
Why You Should Get Your Ducts Repaired Before Summer StartsMonday, April 20th, 2015
Summer is almost here, and soon you’ll be revving up your air conditioning system on an almost daily basis. While you’ve probably already made certain that your air conditioner is in good condition, and ready to face the hot season, you may not have considered the huge impact that ductwork has on your indoor climate. If you want to get the most out of your air conditioning system this summer, you’re going to want to have your ducts repaired. Read on to find out why.
Ways to Tell You Need Duct Repair in North PotomacWednesday, September 24th, 2014
We are in that small seasonal window where you don’t need your air conditioning full-time any more, and haven’t switched to heating yet. It’s a great time of year to perform maintenance on your system, including duct repair in North Potomac. Your ductwork isn’t visible like other parts of your HVAC system, which can make it difficult to decipher the signs of problems with your ducts. As such, the technicians at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing have put together a list of common signs that indicate it may be time to repair your ductwork.
Signs of Faulty Ductwork
Here are some signs to look for if you think your ductwork may be faulty:
- Whistling sounds – are you hearing pronounced whistling noises every time your HVAC system runs? This can be an indication that air is leaking though holes and cracks in your ductwork.
- High energy bills – faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of total air loss in your home. When you lose this much air, your system has to compensate for it, and does so by working harder. If your system has to work harder, it will need more energy to do so.
- Uneven heating and cooling – are you experiencing numerous hot-and-cold spots in your home? This could be a sign of broken or disconnected ductwork.
- Decrease in indoor air quality –with faulty ductwork, not only does air escape from your system, outside air and particles can also get into your system through the holes and cracks. This can compromise your indoor air quality and also increase the amount of humidity in your home.
Duct Testing Helps Pinpoint the Problems
Determining exactly where your ductwork is failing can be challenging, which is why our technicians will conduct duct testing. With duct testing, your ductwork is pressurized, which allows the technician to check for the parts of your ductwork where the air flow is interrupted. Once the problems are assessed, steps can be taken to repair them.
Faulty ductwork can cost you money, compromise your comfort and decrease your indoor air quality. If you suspect your ductwork may be faulty, schedule an appointment by calling Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today and ask us about our professional duct repair service in North Potomac.
Air Conditioning Repair: Damaged Ductwork and EfficiencyMonday, April 22nd, 2013
As we enter the cooling season in Rockville, MD, homeowners throughout the area are thinking about energy efficiency. And with good reason. While we cannot control the costs of electrical energy, we can control how much we use and how we use it. That’s exactly why efficiency is so important. One of the major detriments to your AC system working efficiently is damaged ductwork. It can account for up to 30% of our energy loss, and that’s a large chunk of your utility bill that you don’t even get to enjoy. In this post, we’d like to explain the relation between damaged ductwork and efficiency. For more information, or to schedule Rockville, MD air conditioning repair, call Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating today!
Your ductwork, whether sheet metal or flexible, is responsible for transporting for the cooled air throughout your home. The ductwork transports the warm air from within your home and sends into the air handler to be cooled. It then returns this cool air and distributes into the rooms of your living space. It is vital to the performance and efficiency of your AC, but it can quickly disable the system if there is a damaged section.
Some of the most common problems with ductwork are cracks and holes. They can be created by physical damage such as friction with other areas of the home, or nearby construction projects. Over time, your ducts can also undergo wear and tear to the connections between the ducts and the connections used to move around corners. Loose connections, like cracks and holes, can allow air from the attic, crawlspace, or directly from outdoors, to enter into your cool air stream. This disturbs the entire balance of the system.
For more information about duct damage and energy efficiency go together, contact your local AC technician for duct repair. For Rockville, MD air conditioning and duct repair services, call the experts at Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating today!