ThermAll Heating & Cooling, Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Signs You Need to Seal Your Home’s Air Ducts

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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The air ducts in your home are responsible for carrying air from the air conditioner or heater to the various rooms. It’s one of the easier parts of the HVAC system to take for granted because it stays hidden from sight behind walls and in the attic. But damage to the ductwork can put a serious dent in your comfort, whether it’s winter or summer.

Right now, you rely heavily on your AC. If your ductwork has air leaks anywhere, you’ll end up with a much less effective air conditioner and one that is more expensive to operate. Fixing this problem requires professional duct sealing services—you can’t seal the ducts on your own with duct tape! (Duct tape isn’t even designed for use on ducts, but that’s a story for another post…)

We recently wrote about the problems with leaky air ducts, but this leads to a another question: How can you tell you need duct sealing if you can’t see your ducts? There are several signs to look out for that will warn you, and we’ll go into greater detail about them here. When you notice these problems, call us to see if you need duct sealing in Yakima, WA. 

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The Troubles With Leaky Ducts

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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You may have a thief lurking in your attic or between the walls. No, you’re not in a horror film. This is an everyday type of thief who quietly steals money from your energy budget. It’s still a thief however, one you want to put a stop to—leaky air ducts.

Most of the ductwork in a residential HVAC system is hidden from sight. It’s in the attic and disguised behind walls. That makes it easy not to think about it, which is how air leaks can be so sneaky and avoid detection. But make no mistake, these leaks can create plenty of problems. We’ll look at why air leaks are trouble and how you can detect them and get them repaired.

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Why We Recommend Professional Duct Cleaning

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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How does the heating and cooling from your central comfort system reach the different rooms in your house? Through the ductwork. These ducts mostly remain out of sight, which is exactly how you want it. But this also means that you won’t have a good idea of the condition of the ducts, such as how clean they are. And we’ve got some bad news: your ducts can get extremely dirty! Dirty enough that it will affect your comfort, energy bills, and even the quality of the air you and your household breathe.

Professional duct cleaning is the best way to fix this. We offer professional duct cleaning in Yakima, WA, and the surrounding areas for our customers and do a thorough job. We want to explain why this service is important and when to arrange for it.

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