Goettl Air Conditioning Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Duct Sealing’

How to Tell if Your Ducts Are Leaking This Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Because we run our air conditioners pretty much 24/7 during the cooling season, it can be relatively easy to tell when something is wrong with the AC or its ductwork. The same is not really true for our heating systems, though. We don’t rely on our heaters nearly as much as we do our air conditioners, so noticing problems can be a bit trickier. That is why it’s best to go into the brief and mild heating season with an idea of what to look for.

The symptoms of leaky ductwork in the winter are much the same as they are in the summer. It’s just spotting them that is a bit trickier. Keep the following warning signs in mind, and contact our technicians for quality duct sealing in Phoenix, AZ.

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3 Ways That Professional Duct Sealing Can Benefit You

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

When your air conditioner breaks down on you, you are obviously going to want to have that system repaired as soon as possible. It is important to keep in mind, though, that there are many issues that may negatively affect the ability of your air conditioner to successfully cool your home. Leaky ductwork is among the most common.

It is for this reason that we like to educate homeowners about the benefits of professional duct sealing in Phoenix, AZ. Read on to learn more about how duct sealing can improve your comfort and save you money. When you suspect that you have leaky ducts in your residence, ours is the number to dial.

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Are My Air Ducts Leaking? What Can I Do About It?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Chances are that you’ve already had cause to run your air conditioning system this year. You may even have it in regular rotation already. Have you noticed, though, that your AC is just not functioning as well as you’re accustomed to? Have you noticed a big spike in your energy costs, well-outside what you’d expect even after turning on your home cooling system? Are your allergies aggravated due to plummeting indoor air quality? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it is possible that your air ducts are leaking, which is a major source of energy loss and subpar cooling in many homes. 

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3 Signs That You Need Professional Duct Sealing Services

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

When you heat and cool your home, you should be able to do so reliably and with great energy efficiency. If you use air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, then you must know for certain that those air ducts are in great working condition if you hope to do so. All too often, homeowners encounter problems when heating or cooling their homes, only to find that compromised air ducts are to blame. If you notice any of the following warning signs in your home, be sure to contact us to inquire about professional duct sealing in Phoenix, AZ. The technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning will help you to determine if you’d benefit from this service.

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3 Signs That It’s Time to Seal Your Ductwork

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If your air conditioner is cooling your home, then you may not really give it all that much thought. You must keep in mind the fact that just because your HVAC system is up and running, though, does not mean that it is operating at peak performance levels. There are many different problems that may negatively impact the performance quality of your HVAC system, as well as the efficiency with which it operates.

One of the most common in forced air distribution based systems is leaky ductwork. Having your air ducts sealed professionally is the only way in which to resolve such problems. Contact Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today if you think that you may be in need of professional duct sealing in Phoenix, AZ.

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How Professionals Perform Duct Sealing

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Air loss is one of the main problems you can encounter with ductwork. In fact, 30% of your total air loss can come from faulty ductwork. The best way to repair your ducts, and reduce air loss, is with professional duct sealing in Scottsdale. Working on ductwork can be arduous and complex, and it can be easy to miss troublesome cracks and holes. This is why it’s important to use professionals for any ductwork repair, and why Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning is the company to call.

How Are Ducts Sealed?

Here is an overview of how ductwork is sealed:

  • It’s important the ducts are clean, so your technician will wipe the ductwork to make sure the surface is dry; this helps the sealant bond correctly.
  • The technician will use a product called mastic, a sticky, thick, fibrous sealant, in combination with a fiberglass or foil tape, to seal your ducts. Mastic has a cure time in which it becomes extremely hard, which is why it is used. Important note: never use duct tape to seal ducts. Duct tape, and any other tape, usually doesn’t stick and will degrade quickly.
  • Using a stiff-bristled paintbrush, your technician will spread duct mastic across the seams, joints, holes and cracks of your ductwork. He/she will then lay the tape over the mastic, and apply another layer of mastic over the tape. This will continue wherever leaks are found.
  • Typically, your technician will work from the indoor unit to the furthest register in your home. This is because holes, leaks and gaps tend to appear closer to the indoor unit due to the higher air pressure in this area. Leaks also tend to be common close to the blower fan and where the ductwork emerges from your indoor unit.

Successfully Combat Air Loss with Professional Duct Sealing

Air loss can stress your air conditioner, push your energy bills up and decrease comfort levels; by decreasing your air loss, you can seriously reduce these problems. However, to ensure you are getting the most from your duct sealing, always use a trained professional. Ductwork can run through crawl spaces and attics, and cracks and holes can be difficult to find. Building on 7 decades of the Goettl brand, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning has been helping customers in Scottsdale with their air conditioning. Call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our technicians!

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