Air leaks in the duct work and plenums
Written by Super User
Is your AC costing you money?
In the home, many of us are interested in saving as much money as possible but we still want to maintain our comfort level. That is why it is very important to pay close attention to the AC unit, as well as the heater in the home. Some of the issues that may need to be addressed in the HVAC unit are easy to identify. It may be that it is not keeping the home at a comfortable temperature, letting us know that we need to call Select Air for their Argyle air conditioning repair service. At other times, however, the issue may not be as obvious. As a matter of fact, we may be losing money due to air leaks that occur in the duct work and the plenums, which are hidden out of sight.
In most cases, you're not going to see the duct work unless you spend any amount of time in the attic. It is something that is designed and installed by the air-conditioning company and it is done in a way that will help to carry the air from the central unit throughout the home. Unfortunately, there are times when issues may occur in the ductwork and air leaks may form. This may either be due to inferior installation services or because of issues that occur over the course of time. When these air leaks occur, you are basically throwing money away because you are spending it to air condition the attic.
What Can Be Done about Air Leaks in the Ductwork?
When you call Select Air, we will take a close look at your entire air-conditioning system to ensure that there are no problems that exist. If we do discover that there any air leaks that are taking place in the duct work or in the plenums, we will seal them effectively. The product that we use in order to seal these leaks is a compound that is known as mastic. You can think of it as a paint-like substance, although it dries to a very hard surface. We can coat the ductwork in mastic in the area where the leak is occurring and after it dries, it will form a very effective seal that will last for a long time.
At Select Air, we are not only interested in insuring your comfort, we want to make sure that you save as much money as possible in the process. We understand the need to budget, because we are a family-owned business and we have worked with many families in the area. Give us a call today and we will come to inspect your system to ensure that these problems are not an issue for you.