Hiring a Professional for Air Conditioning Duct Work

A tightly sealed home is your best defense against high energy bills. Climate control is easier to manage with an air conditioning unit that properly performs. A qualified HVAC contractor can determine whether your home is properly insulated. During a physical inspection, an HVAC professional will assess the air conditioning duct work within your home. Several recommendations may be suggested to improve the overall performance of your HVAC system.

Hiring an HVAC Professional

While some do-it-yourself projects are ideal for handy homeowners, a licensed HVAC professional has the training to correctly seal the air supply system within your home. Hiring an HVAC professional will ensure that your supply and return registers are properly insulated. An HVAC expert will check for leaks within the attic, basement, crawlspace and other unfinished areas of your home. Hiring an expert may reduce your annual energy bills by several hundred dollars. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a professional should always be hired for changes or repairs to your home’s duct system.

Improving the Insulation of Your Home

The air supply for your home is delivered via ducts that are constructed of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other products. Forced air will escape from an HVAC system that has gaps, holes, or unsealed joints. Air that escapes from your ducts usually results in wasted energy. Your contractor can install additional insulation to help improve the airflow within your home.

Benefits of Sealing the Ducts in Your Home

Duct repairs will redirect air to areas of your home that you want to heat or cool. A tightly contained HVAC system will heat and cool your home faster. If your home reaches the optimal temperature setting in less time, you will save money on your energy costs. For instance, your HVAC system will continue to run until the room temperature reaches the settings on your thermostat. Sealing the ducts within your home will maximizing the use of forced air.

Considerations

For certain types of air conditioning duct work, a professional will select drywall tape, foil tape or other industry-recognized tapes that are heat approved. Having the proper materials and tools can extend the duration of most duct repairs. If you need the air conditioning duct work in your home repaired, or have any other air conditioning system needs, contact the professionals at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling, LLC today.

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