Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Posts Tagged ‘duct sealing’

Why You Should Seal Leaky Ducts ASAP

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Have you ever noticed that some of the rooms in the home feel cooler than others? Does your air conditioner have to run for a long time to cool the entire home, costing you more and more every month? There might be a problem with your air conditioner.

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How Problems in the Air Ducts Affect Your Cooling

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Your air ducts are an important part of your AC system, but all in all, they are really just a pathway. They typically don’t have any moving components. Air simply travels from one end (your AC unit) to the other (the vents). Therefore, you might believe that your air ducts do not need much attention.

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Not Getting Enough Air Through Your Vents?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

When you don’t feel comfortable as your air conditioner or heater trudges on, one of the first things you might do is to hold your hand up to the vents. As long as all of your vents are open (and they should be open at all times in order for your air conditioner to perform as designed), you expect to get a fairly even amount of airflow throughout all of the rooms in the home.

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The Benefits of a Well-Sealed Home and Duct System

Monday, October 12th, 2015

You probably already know how important it is to keep the windows and doors shut when you are running your air conditioning system. Open windows allow warm air to enter the home, which makes you a lot less comfortable, and defeats the point of running the AC in the first place. The air conditioner is forced to work a lot harder, running up your bills to an extreme. But is your home really sealed enough to maximize the efficiency of your cooling system?

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Why Is There a Lack of Airflow throughout Your Home?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It’s a common problem in homes with central heating and air systems. In one room, the temperature may be cool and comfortable, while another room has hot spots that are difficult to get rid of. You might check the air vents to make sure they are opened. If so, you may decide to close off the vents in the rooms that are already adequately conditioned in order to direct airflow to a warmer room.

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Air Sealing for Efficiency and Comfort

Monday, September 7th, 2015

You most likely already know that you should never leave the windows and doors open as you run your air conditioning system. The heat from outdoors infiltrates your home faster than the AC system can cool, reducing your comfort and raising your bills. But what you may not know is that even the smallest of leaks around your home can cause major issues, and that you probably have some in your home today.

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5 Air Conditioning Tips that Can Help You Save Money

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Saving money in the summer can be difficult, since the air conditioner is often the one system of your home that consumes the most energy. Saving money on cooling costs can be difficult, but you don’t have to shut off the air conditioner completely just to cut costs. Here are a few tips to save on air conditioning without giving up comfort.

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3 Common Problems that Occur with Ducts

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The ducts in your home are most likely largely hidden from your view. For the most part, the only portion of your ductwork that you can see and access is a part of the duct that leads to the vents in your home, but this is only a small percentage of the total layout of the ducts. You generally cannot visually tell if parts of your ducts are in need of repair, though there may be some signs such as a loss in cooling and heating power or uneven heating and cooling throughout a home. Consult an expert to find out if your ducts are suffering, and see our list to find out why duct issues are such a big deal.

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