How to Check Air Ducts for Leaks That Could Be Costing You Moneyair ducts

To ensure efficient cooling and cost savings, it is crucial to identify air duct leaks in your AC system. In Las Vegas, where summers are scorching, a leaking air duct can strain your air conditioner’s performance and result in higher cooling bills. By addressing these leaks, you not only save money but also maintain a comfortable home environment by preventing unnecessary air leakage into unoccupied areas. Before arranging repairs for a leaking duct, it is essential to verify the existence of the leak. SCHEDULE NOW

Look for These Signs of a Leaking Air Duct

If you’re part of our Circle Plan Membership, we provide annual HVAC system inspections. Check for signs of leaking air ducts, such as a noticeable increase in your energy bills. Leaking ducts cause your system to work harder to compensate for the lost heated or cooled air, resulting in higher bills. Additionally, uneven heating and cooling in different parts of your home may indicate a duct leak. Excessive dust accumulation throughout your home can be a consequence of air being pulled from dusty areas, like the attic, and distributed into your living spaces. If you hear whistling or hissing noises when your AC runs, it could be a sign of air being pushed through a small leak.SCHEDULE NOW

Performing an Air Duct Leak Test

If you suspect a leak in your air ducts, investigating further is crucial. Disconnected joints, kinks in flexible ducts, large holes, or the presence of duct tape all indicate potential issues with your system. Additionally, even tiny holes and cracks can contribute to air leakage, resulting in higher heating and cooling expenses. Identifying leaks in concealed ductwork, typically found in attics and walls, can be challenging. Hence, it is advisable to seek professional assistance for an inspection. While you might be capable of addressing minor air duct leaks, a professional inspection is still recommended as there could be additional leaks present.SCHEDULE NOW

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When to Schedule Professional Heating and Air Conditioning Duct Sealing

Professional duct sealing is essential when dealing with multiple leaks, significant cracks, or large holes in your air ducts. It is crucial to seek professional attention for any immediately visible damage, as well as for cracks and holes exceeding half an inch in size. Attempting to access ducts on your own is not recommended, especially if they are not readily visible. Doing so may result in injuries or exacerbate existing issues, particularly if your ducts are difficult to reach. Consulting with professionals is advantageous as they can assess whether your ducts are salvageable through sealing or require repair or replacement. SCHEDULE NOW

Aeroseal duct sealing is a cost-effective solution for addressing air duct leaks. Compared to the expense of replacing the entire duct system, duct sealing is typically more economical. With professional aerosol seals, you can enjoy a long-lasting and effective seal, which not only saves you money on energy bills in the long run but also ensures efficient cooling and heating in your home. By eliminating leaks, this method reduces artificially elevated energy costs caused by leaky ductwork. Furthermore, it minimizes the accumulation of dust in the ducts, improves airflow, promotes consistent temperatures, enhances air quality throughout your home, and provides better control over humidity levels.SCHEDULE NOW

Your Pros for Air Duct Sealing in Las Vegas, NV

Eco Friendly Air Conditioning and Heating Repair of Las Vegas is your go-to source for duct sealing. Our professional HVAC experts will find and repair leaks in your ductwork so you can enjoy a comfortable home without straining your air conditioner or pocketbook. If your ducts are beyond sealing, we can repair or replace sections as needed. Schedule service when you call us at 702-516-9999 or book an appointment online.SCHEDULE NOW

Duct Sealing

In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.SCHEDULE NOW

How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?Air Ducts

  • you have high summer and winter utility bills;
  • you have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool;
  • you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable;
  • your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage;
  • you find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system.
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Benefits of Duct Sealing

A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.SCHEDULE NOW

Learn more about the Benefits of Duct Sealing.

Simple Steps to Improving Duct Performance

Because ducts are often concealed in walls, ceiling, attics, and basements, repairing them can be difficult. But there are things that you can do to improve duct performance in your house.

Some homeowners choose to take on duct sealing as a do-it-yourself project. Start by sealing air leaks using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Never use duct tape, as it is not long-lasting. Also, make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceiling. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork. SCHEDULE NOW

Work with a Professional Contractor for Duct Improvement Projects SCHEDULE NOW

Many homeowners choose to work with a professional contractor for duct improvement projects. Most heating and cooling equipment contractors also repair ductwork. Look for a contractor that will:

  • Inspect the whole duct system, including attic and crawlspaces.
  • Evaluate the system’s supply and return air balance. Many systems have air return ducts that are too small.
  • Repair damaged and disconnected ducts and straighten out flexible ducts that are tangled or crushed.
  • Seal all leaks and connections with mastic, metal tape, or an aerosol-based sealant.
  • Seal all registers and grills tightly to the ducts.
  • Insulate ducts in unconditioned areas (like attics, crawlspaces, and garages) with duct insulation that carries an R-value of 6 or higher.air ducts
  • Include a new filter as part of any duct system improvement. The contractor should evaluate air flow after repairs are completed.
  • Ensure there is no backdrafting of gas or oil-burning appliances, and conduct a combustion safety test after ducts are sealed.
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Work with a Professional Contractor for Duct Improvement Projects SCHEDULE NOW

Many homeowners choose to work with a professional contractor for duct improvement projects. Most heating and cooling equipment contractors also repair ductwork. Look for a contractor that will:

  • Inspect the whole duct system, including attic and crawlspaces. Learn More
  • Evaluate the system’s supply and return air balance. Many systems have air return ducts that are too small.
  • Repair damaged and disconnected ducts and straighten out flexible ducts that are tangled or crushed.
  • Seal all leaks and connections with mastic, metal tape, or an aerosol-based sealant.
  • Seal all registers and grills tightly to the ducts.
  • Insulate ducts in unconditioned areas (like attics, crawlspaces, and garages) with duct insulation that carries an R-value of 6 or higher. Learn more
  • Include a new filter as part of any duct system improvement. The contractor should evaluate air flow after repairs are completed.
  • Ensure there is no backdrafting of gas or oil-burning appliances, and conduct a combustion safety test after ducts are sealed.
  • SCHEDULE NOW

Eco Friendly Air Conditioning and Heating Repair of Las Vegas is your go-to source for duct sealing. Our professional HVAC experts will find and repair leaks in your ductwork so you can enjoy a comfortable home without straining your air conditioner or pocketbook. If your ducts are beyond sealing, we can repair or replace sections as needed. Schedule service when you call us at 702-516-9999 or book an appointment online.

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