Duct Sealing and Repair in Austin, TX
Stan’s believes it’s smarter to assess your building with a ‘Whole House’ approach. That simply means we combine super efficient, state-of-the-art air conditioning, furnace, heat pump, mini-split, and geothermal systems with energy improvements like duct repair, insulation, solar shading, and air infiltration as needed in order to make your building both comfortable and cost-efficient. The solutions we offer are fully customized to meet your home or building’s specific needs, and our estimates are at no cost to you.
A recent City of Austin study concluded that Central Texas ductwork leaks an average of 27% of its air and is 25% smaller than manufacturer specifications. These figures in combination mean that if a building has a 3-ton cooling system, only 2 of those tons of conditioned air is actually delivered. If you find that your HVAC system is underperforming, duct sealing in Austin, TX from Stan’s could be the solution. Reach out to us online, or give us a call to schedule your service consultation.
Ductwork systems are the arteries of your heating and cooling system.
Undersized and leaking ducting not only reduces airflow significantly but also leads to increased strain on your HVAC system. These issues can increase cooling bills by 50%, and prevent your system from delivering sufficient conditioned air when and where you need it.
If you are considering making your house more energy-efficient, probably the first item that you should budget for is ductwork improvement.
If your ductwork is over 15 years old, you probably should replace it. Ductwork has a maximum lifespan of 20-25 years, but by 15 years, the insulation value is so low and its leakage is so significant, that replacement is the prudent option. Stan’s strongly recommends addressing any ductwork issues before installing insulation.
Fortunately, all of Stan’s ‘Whole House’ Experts have the expertise to assess your ductwork for proper sizing, age, and leakage. Schedule a complete Energy Efficiency Assessment of your building, itemize deficiencies, and estimate costs of needed improvements.
Ductwork Requires Replacement
For those living in an older home, likely, your ductwork is not compatible with modern HVAC systems. Around the 15-year mark, ductwork and its related parts, like seams and seals, begin to fail. Around the 20 to 25-year mark, ductwork is likely to need replacement.
Additionally, over time, ductwork expands and contracts with the weather. Over years of use, these contractions can result in ductwork pulling apart and leaking. These leaks in the ductwork can drive up energy bills, and reduce the air quality of your home. Additionally, it’s not uncommon for cracked ductwork to harbor pollen, mold, dust, and other things that reduce the air quality in your home. For ductwork replacement in Austin, Tx, trust Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing.
Signs You Need Duct Sealing in Austin, Tx
Performance issues with your home heating and cooling systems could be the result of faulty ductwork. If you regularly maintain your air conditioning system, and you know it isn’t time for a new unit, then call Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing for a thorough ductwork inspection and duct sealing in Austin, Tx, and surrounding areas. . Here are some signs that it could be time to seal the ducts of your Austin home:
Surprisingly High Energy Bills
High energy bills are a dead giveaway for leaking ducts. Over time, ducts develop cracks, loose connections, and holes that allow cooled or heated air to escape. In turn, your HVAC system has to work harder to cool and heat the air within your home. Energy Star estimates that on average, homes can lose up to 30% of treated air through leaks in ductwork. When your ductwork is leaking, call Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing for duct sealing in Austin, Tx, and surrounding areas.
Weaker Air Flow
When there are holes, loose joints, and cracks in the ductwork, debris, pests, spores, and other particles can make their way into the air ducts. When this occurs, these obstructions can keep the air from freely and efficiently circulating throughout your home. Weaker airflow in vents means less effective air conditioning and heating systems, which is unpleasant no matter the time of year.
Poor Air Quality
If you find that your home is excessively dusty, or a family member with allergies has been experiencing symptoms more than usual, it could be due to pollution in your air ducts. Some of the symptoms of poor air quality include headaches, rashes, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, sneezing, and more. One good rule of thumb is if the person with allergies feels better outside, it could be due to your ductwork containing viruses, bacteria, pollen, spores, dust mites, and more. For duct sealing in Austin, Tx to improve air quality, trust Stan’s Heating, Air & Plumbing.