It’s fair to say that the heat outside is overpowering. Staying cool can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have the luxury of working from home. Alternatively, maybe your home’s AC broke down? Either scenario can be an unpleasant situation to be stuck in for days on end. Have you noticed that your cooling bill is skyrocketing lately? That might not seem too unusual given the time of year. However, it’s certainly not reasonable if you are still not receiving the proper amount of air conditioning that you should!
Unexpected Leakage Might Be the Problem
Have you ever heard the phrase “out of sight, out of mind?” This truism is, unfortunately, something that affects many homeowners. Once they don’t see something regularly, they never think about it until something goes wrong. That’s one of the biggest reasons that unexpected leakage can get worse and worse before you finally notice enough to do something about it. Since leaks might well be the true problem behind your cooling and plumbing woes, it’s worth looking into it.
How to Determine Where the Leaks Are
Let’s say that your cooling costs are steadily increasing. This issue shouldn’t be happening. If you have detected insufficient airflow coming from the vents, that is one sign your ducts are leaking. How else can you tell? When your air smells of mold or dust, then that is another dead giveaway. Listen closely to your fan whenever it kicks on – odd rattling sounds also indicate that something is wrong. Plus, the indoor air quality is affected by the humidity level inside your home – so set aside some money in your monthly budget to get testing and repairs done.
Get Your Home’s Ductwork Sealed Right Away!
We want to leave you with one last piece of advice: get your home’s ductwork inspected as soon as possible. Once the inspection is complete, then it’s time to arrange for a sealing procedure. The trusted HVAC professionals at WE Kingswell can help you out in that regard – quick DIY methods such as duct tape are completely ineffective. Instead, you’ll want to wait for the pros, who will come equipped with specialized tools such as mastic sealant and metallic tapes that will hold up much better instead.
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William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided unmatched customer service to all of our clients. We enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!