The most common issues we see with duct systems include:
In terms of HVAC efficiency, sealing and repairing air ducts can improve performance. However, if your ductwork is more than 15 years old, replacing it can avoid issues such as pest infestations or collapsed ducts. If you have high energy bills and can’t explain why, leaks in ductwork may be causing you to lose energy. Small gaps or holes that allow air to leak can also let in dust, pollen, and other contaminants, which can trigger allergies, asthma, or other health problems. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to install new air ducts.
An experienced professional can inspect your ductwork and provide air duct sealing and repair services whenever possible. At Cardinal Plumbing, our technicians fix air ducts for homeowners throughout Northern Virginia. We offer same day service and unbeatable financing. If you are experiencing signs of air duct leakage, book your appointment online or call us today at 703-721-8888.
People often look for DIY solutions for expensive problems. Unfortunately, duct sealing isn’t something you should attempt on your own. Although you can find mastic sealant at most hardware stores, you shouldn’t try to use the sealant to seal the ducts from inside. In the process of attempting to seal the ducts, you could cause harm to the ducts or the system in general.
So what should you do to fix your leaky ducts? The best thing you can do is call an expert for help. An experienced HVAC technician knows how to seal a duct from the inside without causing any harm. Furthermore, they look for other leaks and seal those as well. Because they have access to the right tools, a technician is able to get better results. The next time you have a leaky duct, don’t reach for the tape. Instead, reach for your phone and call us.
First, you might notice high energy bills. If you have a sudden spike in your electricity use and have no explanation for it, you should think about speaking with an HVAC technician. Air could be leaking out of your HVAC system, which makes it work even harder to keep your home comfortable.
Other signs of leaky ducts include strange noises, uneven cooling, and air escaping from your ducts. As soon as you suspect an issue, call an expert for a duct leak inspection. They know how to check for leaks and what to do to fix them. The sooner you address the issue, the less likely it is that your HVAC system will break down. Allow our team of professionals to inspect your ducts and fix any leaks within your system. If you need a duct replacement, we can handle that as well.
On your own, there is a way for you to check for leaky ducts. You can take your hand and place it up to the seams in your ductwork. If you feel air coming out, you have a leak. But this isn’t the best way to check for leaks because you could end up missing a few leaks. The only truly effective way to check for duct leaks is to call a professional.
During a duct leak inspection, a technician uses the latest technology to check for leaks. They can create a vacuum that checks the pressure within your ducts. If there’s a small leak, the professional can notice it. The right equipment turns the guesswork into a science, and this makes all the difference. The next time you think you have a duct leak, call us for help. We have years of experience checking for and fixing duct leaks.