How to Make Sure Your Ductwork Is Ready for the Winter

November 18, 2022
Ductwork in Raceland, LA

You can have the most efficient HVAC system, but without good ductwork, your Raceland home will still be uncomfortable. With winter just around the corner, now is the time to ensure that your ducts are ready for the cooler weather that will soon arrive. Getting your ducts ready for winter will have the added benefit of helping to make your HVAC system more efficient, making it a worthwhile investment of time and money. Here are a few recommendations from the pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc to keep you from getting left out in the cold this winter.

Seal Any Holes

One great way to get your ducts ready for the winter is to seal any gaps or cracks that exist in the walls of the ducts. The gaps and cracks will allow warm air to escape from the ducts before the air can reach the various rooms in your home. Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc can inspect your ducts with a camera and then use special adhesive pellets to fill in any gaps or cracks without having to rip open your home’s drywall.

Clean the Dust

Maintaining proper airflow is key to ensuring that your home stays comfortable this winter. That’s why Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc also recommends removing excess dust from your ducts before winter arrives. Dust can restrict the flow of air in the ducts, putting excess pressure on the air handler in the process. Clean ducts help improve system performance and help you and your family stay healthier since fewer allergens can hide in dust-free ducts.

Check Temperatures

One simple way to ensure that your efforts to care for your ducts are working is to have a technician check the temperatures in the different rooms in your home. If the temperatures are similar, it means that your ducts are effectively sending warm air throughout your home. If you find any cool rooms, you can figure out if it’s a duct problem or if there’s some other issue behind the change in temperature.

Your Home Comfort Team

At Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc, we’re the team you can trust when you have a home comfort issue. We install air conditioners, maintain furnaces, clean ducts, install standby generators, and much more. Since our founding, we’ve been working hard to treat every customer with respect. That’s one reason why we continually receive five-star customer reviews. To learn more about taking care of your home’s ducts, contact us at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc today. We provide heating, cooling, and electrical services in Raceland, LA.