Hot summers and cold winters are perhaps the only times you give any real thought to your HVAC system. You expect HVAC comfort throughout the year, but there is a lot you can do to ensure ideal temperatures and air quality. The right choices can make HVAC simple and improve comfort and energy savings.

Seal Air Leaks

Were you aware that energy loss through leaky ducts can be as high as 30 percent or more? Once found, these leaks are relatively simple to repair. Locating air leaks can be a time-consuming process, but a professional has the tools to complete these test thoroughly and accurately. A blower door test is performed by placing a large fan in an exterior doorway. This depressurizes the house so that leaks around windows, doors, attic, ducts and other areas through your home can be easily found. Another method involves using a duct leakage detector or a flow hood to force air through a single register after all other air returns and registers have been sealed shut. Special instruments are used to pinpoint any differences in air pressure where leakage may be occurring.

Insulate Your Ductwork

Ductwork insulation is vital to the proper functioning of your system. Without it, the air from the system would have no way to maintain the programmed temperature as it travels to the rooms in your home. High-quality insulation can help prevent problems by protecting the ductwork for heat gain or heat loss. The insulation will also prevent temperature drops and eliminate the build-up of condensation. By insulating your ductwork, your heating and cooling systems will be able to provide the level of comfort desired. You will also increase efficiency by minimizing energy waste. The difference will be reflected in lower utility bills.

Choose a Company You can Trust

Since 1956, Woods Comfort Systems has been providing heating and cooling services to the Central Texas area. Because we place a high priority on finding affordable, energy-efficient solutions for our clients, we are a recognized leader in our service area. For more information about how we can help to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, give us a call today at 512-842-5066.

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