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about Ductwork, Duct Sealing, Duct Rehabilitation and Duct Tape.
We do ductwork rehabilitation based on system performance testing. Our motto is, "If you don't test, you don't know." The chance is that the ductwork in your house is held together with duct tape. We all know that duct tape is great for any number of quick fixes (see the Duct Guys for a humorous look at duct tape in action). But duct tape really is not the best way to hold together ducts! When duct tape fails, ducts go bad. That's when you need rehab for your ductwork.
What is Duct Rehab?
Think of your heating system like the engine and tires of your car. The best car motor (or house furnace) won't make the system go if the tires (or the ducts) don't hold air. A high performance furnace will be a big disappointment if it is connected to ductwork that is poorly designed and installed.
How to develop a Duct Rehab plan by finding out what you, the homeowner or tenant, expects from your heating and cooling system and identifying the things we can do to help the system meet those expectations.
Let's start with that magic word, comfort. Understand that tight ducts alone do not create comfort. Comfort is largely a function of delivering the right amount of air at the temperature necessary to meet the heating and cooling load of the building. A room that needs 200 cubic feet (cfm) per minute of air to maintain comfort and is only getting 50 cfm will still be uncomfortable after duct sealing. Room by room heat loss and heat gain are really the way to address the issue of comfort. Follow up with an air distribution plan for the house that identifies air flow desired for individual rooms and then make our guarantee that we will hit those air flows within plus or minus 10%.
What's so bad about leaky ducts?
The negative side effects of Duct Leakage include:
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