Duct sealing solves concerns with heating

When my husband and I made an offer on a home in Springfield, Missouri, we invested into a home inspection. The report was very thorough and revealed only minor issues. The electrical system, plumbing system and heating and cooling system were considered safe and reliable. Our very first winter in our new home, we had trouble with the temperature control. At first, we thought that the furnace wasn’t able to keep up with demands. The outdoor conditions were well below freezing with a bitter windchill. No matter how high we adjusted the thermostat, certain rooms were always chilly. We also noticed that the furnace was running just about non stop. We weren’t surprised by an especially high utility bill at the end of the month. When we started sneezing and suffering headaches every time the heating system started up, I decided to call a local Springfield area HVAC contractor for repair. The technician inspected the furnace and found nothing wrong. He then tested the ductwork and discovered that there were gaps at the seams and numerous small holes. These imperfections allowed the heated air to leak out before reaching the rooms of the home, forcing the furnace to work harder and consume more energy. Along with wasting conditioned air, the flaws were also pulling in contaminants such as dust and fumes. Since the duct system is largely hidden behind walls and ceilings, I was worried about a very invasive repair. Fortunately the HVAC company specializes in Aeroseal duct sealing and was able to handle the process by sending highly pressurized air laced with adhesive particles into the system.

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