When it comes to HVAC efficiency, there’s one component that’s overlooked more than all the rest: the ductwork. Without solid ductwork, your system won’t be able to efficiently send air where it needs to be. That’s why leaking ductwork is such a concern: it can greatly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Fortunately, to help your West Sacramento home’s ductwork improve its efficiency, there are multiple repair options available from CABS Heating & Air Conditioning.
The Traditional Way: Fixing the Outside
If your home’s ducts are accessible, the easiest way to fix leaks is to repair the outside of the ducts. In many cases, leaks occur around the seams between different sections of ductwork, especially in locations where a smaller duct branches off from a larger duct.
The good news is that these leaks are exceptionally easy for CABS Heating & Air Conditioning to fix. A technician will typically start by using some mastic sealant, which is a type of sealant specifically designed for ducts. Then, to provide an extra layer of protection, a technician will apply aluminum tape over the seam.
The Advanced Way: Duct Sealing From the Inside
For inaccessible ducts, the typical method of duct repair can be quite difficult. The good news is that there is another option for repairing leaky ducts. In this case, duct sealing involves blowing small vinyl particles through a pressurized network of ducts.
As these particles reach small holes in the ductwork, they will settle and collect in these holes until the holes are patched. This method ensures a solid seal without needing to rip into drywall or other surfaces to access the ductwork.
Duct Repair Is Vital
No matter which method you choose to seal your ducts, it’s important you allow CABS Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of this process quickly. Ducts with leaks can significantly lower your HVAC system’s efficiency. In addition, holes in your ducts allow dust to get in your ducts, which will make your house much dustier.
Taking Care of All Types of Ducts
At CABS Heating & Air Conditioning, we can take care of all types of duct repairs, both big and small. We can also maintain, repair and replace your air conditioner or furnace. Since our founding, our driving force has been keeping our customers first in everything we do. That’s one reason why we consistently receive five-star reviews. For more information on repairing your home’s ductwork in West Sacramento, contact us at CABS Heating & Air Conditioning today.