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If you have a forced air heating and cooling system, you also have a complex serious of ducts that distributes the conditioned air throughout your home. Your ducts are usually pretty durable, but holes, leaks, and cracks can develop, increasing energy consumption and decreasing the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system.
We offer duct sealing and duct repair to our customers all over the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Our technicians have years of experience in duct sealing and duct repair in Cincinnati, which gives us the skills and the expertise to fix your ductwork quickly and professionally.
Did you know that your air ducts can have a big effect on your air conditioning system’s efficiency? If your ducts are bent, crushed or improperly installed, they will reduce air flow and prevent your AC from circulating enough cool air to keep your home comfortable. If you think you have a problem with your air ducts, call an HVAC contractor with experience with duct repair to examine your system.
The Reason for Duct Leaks
Duct leaks can be caused by a number of different reasons. Ducts are usually installed in your attic, basement, and other parts of your home that don’t offer a lot of protection. Extreme weather or poor initial installation can lead to leaks that can cause you to lose up to 20 percent of the conditioned air circulating through your home. That means that you could be paying more than 20 percent more than you need to on your utility bills.
There are some signs that you should look out for if you think that you have leaky ducts. Your utility bills might seem higher than usual, your rooms might be heated unevenly, or you have a stuffy room that never seems to feel comfortable. Leaky or damaged ducts can cause all of these problems, leading to increased costs and making your home less comfortable.
Duct Repair and Duct Sealing
Sealing the ducts in your home will make it more comfortable and lower the cost of heating and cooling. Saving energy is good for both the environment and your wallet, so sealing your ducts is an excellent way to improve your home.
Duct sealing can also improve the indoor air quality in your home. Fumes, dirt, and other contaminants can leak into your damaged ducts and be circulated throughout your home. By sealing your ducts, you can help cut down on how many pollutants enter your HVAC system. If you suspect you having problems with your ductwork, talk to the Cincinnati duct sealing experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning.
While duct sealing fixes gaps and leaks, duct repair will take care of any major damage or disconnects in your ductwork. Severely damaged or disconnected ducts will present many of the same problems as leak ducts, but the signs will be more extreme. If you notice a sudden rise in your utility bills and it is not caused by a problem with your HVAC equipment, some broken ductwork could be the problem. If a room stops being heated or cooled almost completely, you should have your ducts inspected to make sure that they are still connected. One of our duct repair specialists will inspect your ductwork and replace or repair any section that is causing the problem.
Fixing Your Ducts
Whether your ducts have some minor leaks or some major damage, RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with an inspection and estimate of what it will take to fix your system. We will permanently seal leaks and holes and repair any major damage we might find, saving you money and making your home more comfortable. We have the skills and equipment necessary to fix any air duct problem, so give us a call today if you need duct sealing or repair!