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Heating and Air Repair in Dallas, TX - Duct Sealing

Matt Parker - Sunday, July 16, 2017

Winter is around the corner and before it sets in you should consider having your home’s duct work system inspected. Over time the seals between the joints in ductwork can come loose or deteriorate. This will allow conditioned air to escape from the ducts, and this can cause the electric bill to increase by as much as 30%. Additionally, if there is leak in the duct work, it will force your heating and air conditioning system to increase its workload, reducing the lifespan of the system and the need for premature heating and air repair in Dallas, TX.  By ensuring that your duct work is sealed nice and tight, you can prevent all of these problems.

Heating and Air Repair in Dallas, TX - Duct Sealing

The duct work system performs the task of delivering conditioned air to every room in your home that is connected to the duct system. Whenever there is a fault in the delivery of conditioned air this not only allows the conditioned air to leak out and overwork the system, but it will also create problems with pressure in the system that will also add to the workload for the HVAC system.

The reason behind leaking ducts is broken or missing seals, loose connections, pipe separations, and damage. Additionally, homeowners with ductwork in the basement or attic can ensure the insulation is up to par to prevent the loss of energy. Otherwise, you are losing heat and air conditioning in the spaces in your home.  The best solution to preventing this, is inspecting your duct work on a regular basis to ensure that everything is tight and sealed. However, ductwork can be difficult to reach in some areas and may be just as hard to have inspected.  If you do not have the time, or ability to inspect all of your ductwork in your home, then call upon Garland Heating and Air Conditioning for assistance. Schedule a time and date for our NATE certified technician to visit your home and inspect your ductwork. If the technician finds any problems, it will be addressed and taken care of. While the technician is there you could also ask about heating and air repair in Dallas, TX maintenance programs.


The following signs may indicate your home's ducts need to be sealed:

  • If you are experiencing rising costs in your electric bill and temperatures outside have been steady over the past month then it is quite possible that you have leaky ductwork. However, systems that are not serviced at least annually will also experience a degradation of efficiency over time.
  • If your system is not adequately cooling during the summer or heating during the winter, this may be due to leaky ductwork.
  • Unusual odors can be due to dislocated or loose ductwork. For example, if your home has a crawlspace and your ductwork runs under your home’s crawlspace, it is possible that the ductwork has become loose or damaged by a wild animal.


Whenever the ductwork is properly sealed and any heating and air repair in Dallas, TX  is administered this will lower electric consumption per month and increase the performance of your HVAC system, while also increasing your comfort levels inside of your home. Additionally, the indoor air quality will be improved with less dust and other indoor air contaminates being spread. Leaky ducts also allow moisture to enter the system and your home as well as dust. A sealed system will provide a much cleaner, and healthier home.


Sealing the Ducts

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, TX can identify if there are any duct leaks and also check for possible damage in your ductwork. Once identified, our NATE certified technician will be able to provide heating and air repair in Dallas, TX that you will require to get your system back up and running at peak efficiency. Homeowners who intend to provide the repairs themselves should use mastic sealant or metal backed tape to seal up any loose ductwork or cracks. Duct tape is not for ducting, even though you would think so due to the naming of the tape, it however is not and should never be used on ductwork.

If you need heating and air repair in Dallas, TX or maintenance for your HVAC system do not hesitate to give Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, Texas a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and make any repairs or maintenance requests that you have. While the technician is at your home, you can also request to have your ductwork maintained to ensure that it is in peak shape and if not it too can be repaired. Chances are if the ductwork is loose the cost of repairs will be superseded by the lower electric costs you will have in preceding months after the repairs are made.


About Garland Heating and Air Conditioning

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with heating and air repair in Dallas, TX. We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, Texas you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and air repair in Dallas, TX that is both reliable and affordable.


Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, Texas is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Dallas, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs. If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need heating and air repair in Dallas, TX do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call heating and air repair in Dallas, TX at your earliest convenience. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.

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