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The Real Reason Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Keep You Cool

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Sometimes, the temperature in the room just doesn’t cut it, and the air conditioner never seems able to reach what you have set on the thermostat. Is it because your air conditioner is broken? Could it need a replacement? Or might there be another problem? Check out some little-know issues that can cause AC systems to perform poorly.

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Why Are the Temperatures Uneven around My Home?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You can stay nice and cool while you’re cooking in the kitchen, but for some reason your bedroom seems to take much longer to cool down. You might have already accepted this as something that is normal for your home, but it’s not something you should put up with. In fact, if this is happening to you, you could be spending way too much on air conditioning (and heating).

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Closing the Vents: A Common Air Conditioning Misconception

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Your duct system is a carefully planned network, commonly made of sheet metal, though sometimes composed of fiberglass boards or non-metal flexible materials. The only parts of the system that are likely visible to you, however, are the supply and return vents at the very ends of this network. The return register is where your blower fan sucks in air from your home to be cooled, while the supply vents are where cool air makes it back into your home.

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Why Professional Duct Repair Is Essential

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Your air conditioning system has a lot of components that must all work together to cool your home. If one of these parts fails, the entire system cannot work as it should, and you notice the effects. Reduced cooling, strange noises, or faulty startup all mean that you should seek immediate repairs in order for it to work as it should. But one of the most important parts of your HVAC system that may be causing these problems and is often neglected is the ductwork.

The ducts of your home are prone to cracks, leaks, and collapsing. This could cause a lot of problems for your home comfort and your HVAC system, which is why it’s vital to call for duct repair at the first sign of problems.

Save Money

Calling for duct repair can help you to save money over time. Faulty ductwork allows air to leak in and out of the ducts. Air can leak through the ductwork before it ever reaches the vents that lead to the rooms in your house. Or, warm air may enter the ducts through the compromised areas, causing warm air to mix with the cooled air. In either case, it will take longer for your HVAC unit to cool your home, leading to an increase in your bills.

Help Your HVAC System

When your unit runs longer, your bills are higher. Additionally, this can lead to problems with your HVAC system. The thermostat signals your system to run until your home has reached a set temperature. An efficient system will not take too long to cool your home, but broken ducts will cause air to escape making your home less comfortable throughout the day. With faulty ducts, your unit can never run quite as it should and parts will begin to wear down, which could cause your unit to break down unexpectedly.

If you decide to schedule duct repair in Plant City, or if you need an inspection to determine your need for duct repair, call the friendly professionals at Air Conditioning Experts.

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Common Signs That You Need Duct Repair

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

You cannot see most of the ventilation system that transports conditioned air from your heater and air conditioner and which circulates indoor air throughout your home. It remains hidden behind walls and ceilings, unobtrusively doing its job.

A drawback to the semi-invisible nature of ductwork is that you often won’t know immediately when the ducts are damaged and need to have professional repair work done on them. Leaking and loose ducts will cause a drastic reduction in air pressure and lead to dust and dirt infiltrating the ventilation system, so you must have repairs done as soon as you are aware that you need them. Here are a few signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to call for duct repair in Lakeland, FL from the professionals at Air Conditioning Experts.

Low airflow from the vents

This is one of the earliest warning signs that something has gone wrong inside the ductwork. Because ducts are designed to maintain an airtight seal along their length to prevent loss of air pressure, any small break along the way will cause the pressure to drop. This will result in a lowering of airflow from the vents. If you start to sense uneven temperatures when the HVAC system is working, place your hand over the nearest vent to check on the amount of airflow. If it seems weak, you may have ductwork damage in need of repair.

Decrease in air quality

Damaged ducts will permit outside contamination into the ventilation system, often from closed-off places in the house that contain higher quantities of dust, dirt, and even mold. This will cause your indoor air quality to drop, leading to a series of health issues for the people inside your house: respiratory conditions, skin- and eye-irritation, asthma and allergy attacks, insomnia, and others. If you notice a spike in allergy-like symptoms inside your home, damaged ducts may be the cause.

Burning or musty smells

If you detect an unusual odor coming from the vents, then the reason might be infiltration of dust through broken ductwork. A burning odor often means that the contamination has entered the heater or AC cabinet and is on the motors. Musty smells come from the stuffy and dusty regions of the house between the walls where the ductwork runs. Either smell from the vents should send you to the phone to contact our technicians to investigate.

Duct repair is work for specialists: you can’t easily access ductwork on your own, and you don’t have the necessary tools to fix breaks.

The ductwork professionals at Air Conditioning Experts can help you out, and they are only a phone call away, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when you have emergency needs.

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