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Five Signs it is Time to Seal the Ducts of Your Golden Triangle Home

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As a homeowner in the Golden Triangle, TX area, you probably do not give much thought to your home's ductwork. However, your ductwork is an integral part of your home's heating and cooling system. The ducts provide the pathway for the cool and dehumidified air produced by your air conditioner to enter your home as well as a way for the warm air to return to the air conditioner during each cycling of the system. Any leaks, cracks or gaps within the ducts can lead to many problems, including safety hazards, discomfort, unhealthy air and poor energy efficiency. Our AC service team identifies 5 signs that it is time to seal the ducts of your home.

Temperature Variances
If you have noticed that one area of your home is much hotter in the summer or cooler in the winter, this is a sign of leaky air ducts. Sealing the ductwork can eliminate this problem and restore a more consistent temperature throughout your home.

Poor Indoor Air Quality
Fumes and foul odors from both the indoors and the outdoors can infiltrate your living space as a result of leaky air ducts. Leaks in the ducts allow the fumes from the outdoors such as traffic or garden chemicals to enter your home, as well as odors from the indoors such as a musty basement to spread throughout your house. Sealing the ducts prevents these odors from spreading into your home.

Carbon Dioxide
If your carbon dioxide monitor goes off yet there is no gas leak in your home, the alerts could be the result of leaky ducts. Back drafting from your furnace, hot water tank, clothes dryer or oven into your ductwork can result in carbon monoxide spreading through your home. This gas is lethal in small amounts yet is odorless and tasteless. Fixing the ducts will prevent this dangerous problem from occurring.

High Utility Bills
If your monthly heating and cooling costs are high despite your efforts to conserve energy, it could be the result of leaky air ducts. Leaky ducts waste energy by letting the cool air from your air conditioner escape into the walls, where it is unable to reach your living space. Sealing the ducts prevents this energy waste.

Rattling
Noisy air ducts are a sign of looseness and leaks. The rattling, shaking and vibrations can be fixed by professional sealing of the ducts. You will notice that your HVAC system operates more quietly after sealing the system.

At Thermacon Service, we offer the AC services needed to keep your home a healthy, safe, efficient and environmentally friendly place to live. From heating and air conditioner maintenance, repairs and installation to ductwork cleaning and sealing, we do it all. We have built a strong reputation in the Golden Triangle, TX community for providing affordable, reliable and on-time AC service. Whether you need ductwork sealing, air conditioner maintenance or any other AC service, our team at Thermacon Service looks forward to providing for all of your heating and cooling needs.