Complaints with heating system caused by leaky ducts

My heating system is only six years old.

I’ve been diligent about replacing air filters plus scheduling professional tune-ups every fall.

I spent extra for a top-of-the-line heating unit that features a 96% SEER, flexible-speed technology plus an ENERGY STAR rating. I was not glad when I had complaints about the operation last winter. I first noticed that particular rooms in the house were significantly warmer than others. I gradually became aware that the heating system was running for much longer cycles plus struggling to manage demand. There was an abundance of dust circulating in the air plus an unpleasant aroma coming from the vents. I hired the same company who handles the repair of the heating system for repairs. When I explained my problems with the operation of the heating system, he instantaneously suspected the ductwork as the problem. A testing of the duct system revealed that approximately twenty-five percent of the heated air was leaking out through cracks at the seams plus small holes. Because the maximum amount of heated air was failing to reach the intended endpoint, the heating system was laboring much harder plus failing to achieve ideal comfort. These same imperfections in the ductwork were drawing in unconditioned air plus spreading allergens throughout the house. I was a bit upset that the duct sealing process would involve breaking holes in the walls plus ceilings. The majority of the pipes are undoubtedly concealed. The Heating plus A/C serviceman explained that they utilize an innovative procedure that treats the flaws from the inside, but he began by closing off all of the supply plus return registers. He then pumped highly pressurized air into the system. The air contains polymer particles that are non-toxic yet adhesive. As the air leaked out through the holes plus cracks, the particles clung to the edges plus each other to create an airtight seal. The entire process was guided by a PC program that then verified the results.


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