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Why Duct Repair Requires Professionals

Friday, March 20th, 2015

You probably don’t give much thought to the ductwork in your home because it remains hidden from your sight behind walls, in ceilings, and disguised in little-used rooms. This makes it easy to forget how important the ducts are for your comfort and the efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning. If the ducts sustain damage leading to air leaks, the drop in pressure inside the HVAC system will lead to poor airflow, hot and cold spots through the rooms, and a drastic spike in heating and cooling costs.

When you notice signs that the integrity of the ventilation system is compromised, you must rely professional duct repair to fix the problem. Give Certified Air Systems, Inc. a call, and our specialists will get on the job of handling the duct repair in Casselberry, FL that will restore your ventilation system to ideal condition.

The reason professionals are necessary for this job

Duct repair is not a do-it-yourself job. You can’t use duct tape to seal up leaks, and that’s not just because duct tape isn’t actually useful for this job. (It’s a long story, but basically the name duct tape is a misnomer.) You also aren’t able to access your ducts easily without creating other damage, and it’s difficult to locate leaks in the first place. You may have multiple leaks in your ducts, of which only one or two are visually obvious.

Duct repair professionals bring advanced technology and specialized equipment to the job. They use special gauges to locate where air is escaping from the ducts so they can pinpoint all the places where the ductwork requires repairs. To seal up breaks, gaps, and holes, they use mastic sealant or metallic tape (the “true” duct tape) that will make sure the air leaks stay sealed and won’t create additional airflow resistance. If the ducts have sustained serious damage, duct repair specialists can take care of the more difficult task of replacing entire sections of the ductwork.

You simply do not want to take chances of creating an inefficient ductwork system through amateur repair attempts. Your entire HVAC system depends on ductwork that is in the best shape possible. Let the professionals handle the job from the start, and you should experience few issues with your home’s ducts in the future.

Certified Air Systems, Inc. has helped Central Florida with comfort since 1993. For quality and comprehensive duct repair service in Casselberry, FL, make us your first call.

Common Ductless Heating Issues

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Ductless heating and cooling systems contain some of the same components as air conditioning systems. A ductless unit uses refrigerant to absorb heat from your home and move it outside in the cooling season or to move heat into your house in the heating season. What makes these systems unique, of course, is that you don’t need any ductwork in order to install one. This means that they may be less likely to need repairs, in some respects, since leaky ducts are responsible for a lot of heating and cooling issues. But a ductless heating system can still encounter a few of the same issues as a ducted unit, most of which require immediate repair.

  • Low Refrigerant – Refrigerant continuously cycles throughout the ductless system as it is running. In the heating season, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air outside as it evaporates and then moves this heat into your home. When there’s not enough refrigerant, the system cannot efficiently heat a room, which means that you end up spending more money on electricity. Besides that, other components can begin to suffer, including the compressor.
  • Dirty Coil – Dirt in the ductless unit can be just as problematic as a broken part. A dirty inside or outside coil will have trouble absorbing or releasing heat. This means that other parts will have to work harder to compensate, which may result in worn-down and struggling components.
  • Blower Fan Trouble – The blower fan in the inside unit of your ductless heating system is responsible for drawing in the air in your home in order to heat or cool it. Debris can get into the blower fan and impede function, resulting in limited heating and cooling, and potentially, a frozen indoor coil.
  • Compressor Damage – The compressor is one of the most important components of a ductless air conditioning and heating system, and one of the most costly. Unfortunately, when this part fails, you may need to replace the outdoor unit, which is why regular maintenance is so important.
  • Faulty Installation with the Indoor Unit – Another common repair need has to do with the aesthetics of the unit. The indoor fan portion of your AC is mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling, but it may peel off over time if it is not mounted properly.

Call Certified Air Systems, Inc. to talk with certified professionals about our ductless heating service in Casselberry today.