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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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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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A 7-Point Geothermal Installation Checklist For A Job Well Done

A 7-Point Geothermal Installation Checklist For A Job Well DoneGeothermal heating and cooling systems provide one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home or pool. However, because it’s so different from conventional heating and cooling methods, some homeowner shy away from it. By understanding the seven-point geothermal installation process, you will gain greater appreciation for this outstandingly efficient way to keep your Florida home comfortable all year round.

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What’s That Noise In The Ductwork?

If you’re hearing unusual banging or other noises in your home’s ductwork, there are a number of possible causes. Locating the source of these noises is often not difficult, and it’s the first step in taking corrective action. Some of the noises you might hear in your ductwork: Read More »

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Duct Returns Affect Your Comfort And Savings: Why They’re Worth Investing In

Your duct returns play an important role in your home’s air circulation. When conditioned air is distributed through your home, filling every room, your duct returns allow it to recycle back into the HVAC system to be reconditioned and repeat the process. Read More »

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The Role Of Proper Ductwork Design In HVAC Performance

The Role Of Proper Ductwork Design In HVAC PerformanceDuctwork design is one of those things that many homeowners never give a second thought. Especially in newer construction where it is stowed away in floors, ceilings or soffits, ductwork is often hidden from view and therefore easy to ignore. But ductwork plays a critical role in your HVAC system’s efficiency and ability to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Neglecting it or failing to design it properly in the first place can result in ongoing problems and higher energy costs. Read More »

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Seal The Leaks In Your Ductwork, And You Can Plug A Drain On Your Pocketbook

Cool, clean, well-circulated air is a basic need in Florida. Surviving a typically oppressive summer here without it would be unimaginable.

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The SEER Rating And The Energy Star Label: Look For Them When You’re Buying Your New A/C

In Florida, our A/C systems work overtime a large part of the year. Eventually, even the most reliable air conditioner needs to be replaced. If you’re in that situation, or you think you will be in the near future, you’ll need to keep some factors in mind as you look for a new system.

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