Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Duct Sealing’ Category

Noisy Ductwork Shouldn’t Be Ignored, Nor Fixed with Duct Tape

Monday, March 18th, 2019

hand-sealing-ductworkThere’s this saying that goes around in the construction world: “If it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, use WD-40. If it moves and it’s not supposed to, use duct tape!” It’s a cute saying, and there is certainly truth behind it. However, there is one particular repair that duct tape should not be used for, and that’s your ducts!

We get it, this sounds counterintuitive. You may be wondering, “okay, well if I have noisy ductwork should I just ignore the problem and hope it goes away on its own? Or do I need to replace my entire ductwork system?” No, and no. There is a more effective way to fix your ducts, which we’ll get to in a bit. First we want to let you know why it is, exactly, that you shouldn’t use duct tape to seal up damaged ductwork.

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Is the Condition of Your Ductwork Hurting Your Household?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

ductwork-condition-hurting-householdOne of the biggest threats to the indoor air quality in your Wellington, FL home is leaky, damaged, or dirty ductwork. Not only can leaky ductwork reduce your comfort in your home as conditioned air escapes into unoccupied spaces, but pollutants can also make their way in and throughout your entire living space. And if your ductwork is dirty? You can suffer ill effects plus your HVAC efficiency will be decreased.

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Duct Sealing and Its Benefits for Your Home

Monday, March 13th, 2017

duct-sealing-benefitsIn our last blog post, we discussed signs that it might be time to upgrade your HVAC system’s ductwork. While it’s important to understand the important role that your ductwork plays in the functionality of your HVAC systems, and why upgrading it when the time is right is vital, there are other Lake Worth, FL duct services that may make more sense than replacement when you discover air duct problems.

One of these professional services is duct sealing. You may be wondering why you would need to have this done professionally—after all, that’s what duct tape is for, right? Unfortunately, store-bought duct tape is not aptly named, and thus not appropriate for any ductwork issues. Professional duct sealing involves the use of professional-grade mastic and requires special skills and training to complete.

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How Does Sealed Ductwork Help Your HVAC System?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

If you have a ducted HVAC system, then you likely have some understanding of just how important your ductwork is to the performance of your HVAC system. Unfortunately, not many homeowners think about this integral part of their heating and air conditioning system until something goes wrong—neglecting it for the most part. This is mostly because the ducts are hidden from view.

Ductwork also has no mechanical components, so it’s understandable to believe that they wouldn’t have very many issues. Air ducts often have leaks, however. They could be coming from small tears here and there throughout the ductwork, but even small leaks can add up to big problems. The solution to this isn’t a costly replacement of your ductwork (hopefully), but rather professional air duct sealing. Keep reading to learn some reasons why you should invest in this service.

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