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Are Your Ducts Sealed?

Are Your Ducts Sealed? Symbiont Service Corp professionals explain its importance 

Have you ever wondered, “are your ducts sealed?” Not many people do, but whether you live in the sunny climate of Florida or the chilly climate of New York you need to think about whether the ducts in your home are sealed. Why? Whether it’s a hot day or a cold day, if the ducts in your home aren’t properly sealed you are paying to heat or cool your home and that warm or cooled air is slipping out through unsealed ducts.

The next time you look at your heating or cooling bill and gasp in horror — especially if you’re never warm or cold enough — it’s time to call on the services of Symbiont and its technicians to inspect your home’s ductwork.

Are Your Ducts Sealed?

A leaking portion of ductwork can be miniscule — one so small that without a trained eye you wouldn’t even notice it. Even the smallest leak in the ductwork can mean you’re losing up to 25% of the air you have heated or cooled and that can certainly add up — as you’re well aware when you open your heating or cooling bill! The best way to determine whether your home is to have a home energy test or to hire a professional contractor to perform a ductwork inspection. A professional geothermal specialist from Symbiont Service Corp can locate and fix any leaks or cracks in the ductwork. Keep in mind that many of these leaking elements are nestled behind walls or in the ceiling.ductwork sealing

A professional contractor will locate and repair the leaking elements and you will be on your way to a cooled or heated home and a lower energy bill because you’ve had the leaking ductwork repaired.

Potential health hazard

Losing money on heated or cooled air is one of the concerns with leaking ductwork. Another concern is that gas appliances including the furnace and dryer can release harmful gases into the home. If the ductwork is not properly seaked, harmful fumes could be pulled into the ducts (that’s called a back-draft) and could push those fumes throughout the home. Breathing in those fumes are harmful and could lead to health issues.

If you have never had your ductwork inspected and aren’t certain whether you have any leaking ducts, give Symbiont Service Corp a call and we can schedule an onsite visit to help you determine the potential for any risks with leaking ductwork.

Our goal is to educate customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For information, click here and download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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Get Perks That Ductwork Sealing Offers

Get Perks That Ductwork Sealing OffersThe ductwork in your home HVAC system is the air distribution network that brings heated or cooled air to all parts of your home. Air and energy leaks in the ductwork system can be responsible for many expensive and potentially dangerous problems in your home. Here are some of the benefits you’ll get from ductwork sealing. Read More »

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Caulking And Weatherstripping: Use Them To Keep Your Home Comfortable

Caulking And Weatherstripping: Use Them To Keep Your Home ComfortableThe Florida Suncoast may be known for its mild weather, but those of us who live here know it still takes effort to keep our homes at comfortable temperatures. In many Florida homes, one of the biggest threats to comfort is leaking air. In winter, air leaks subject you to chilly drafts. In summer, they allow air conditioned air to seep out while letting in hot outdoor air. Caulking and weatherstripping provide simple yet effective ways to stop the leaks so you stay comfortable and save on your energy bills, too. Read More »

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Ductwork Sealing: If You Have Forced-Air Cooling Or A Heat Pump, You Need It

Ductwork Sealing: If You Have Forced-Air Cooling Or A Heat Pump, You Need ItIf you’re like many homeowners who live along the Florida Suncoast, you may not realize the benefits of ductwork sealing. In fact, you may not think about your ducts at all, and this oversight could be costing you money. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Read More »

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Home Advisor’s Tips For Energy Savings: Use Them And Watch Your Savings Increase

At Symbiont Service Corp., energy savings have long been one of our core values and one of the main benefits we give our customers. To help our Englewood-area neighbors save energy (and save money on utility bills), we offer up these energy savings tips for Florida residents from the federal Energy Star program’s Home Advisor:

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