Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Is your home losing heat?

Your home may be losing up to 20% of its heating energy.

According to FPL, 50% of homes in Southwest Florida have leaky Ductwork.

Do you have flexible ductwork?

sarasota heating ductworkMost homes in Florida do!  Flexible ductwork has many advantages over sheet metal (Less expensive, easier to install), but it is still plastic and will deteriorate over time. After 5 or 6 years it would be a good idea to visually inspect the ductwork at least once every year to see if there are tears in the protective coating of the ductwork, kinks, flattened areas, or even exposed insulation.

Flexible ductwork is also very susceptible to damage from wildlife such as roof rats, squirrels, and raccoons. If you even suspect you have had any critters in your attic, the ducts should be checked.

If you need repair or replacement of your ductwork, the best time to do it is during the coolest time of the year. Attics in Florida get very hot in the summer, so most HVAC companies will give you a much better price so their valued technicians will not have to work in a 130 degree attic.

If you have any more questions, or you would like to schedule a service or maintenance visit, please call Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., and let us help keep you cool (and lower your energy bills).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is it time to replace my air conditioning ducts?

Chances are your air conditioning system is out of sight and out of mind, at least until there is a problem. 

replace sarasota duct workAdjusting the thermostat and changing filters is probably the extent of your integration with the largest appliance in your home.

Even though it's probably hidden up in your attic, i's very important to make sure your duct work is in good condition.

If some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold, this could be due to duct problems or inadequate insulation.  You may want to have your ductwork inspected and tested for leaks.

Leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer which will also cause humidity problems.

Duck work that is in poor condition will also pull particles from the attic which will create excessive dust in the home.

If you suspect that your ductwork may need to be replaced, please give Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioningand Heating a call at 941-921-7208, or visit our website at   www.keepingsarasotacool.com

For the quality and service you deserve!