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Why Leaking Air Ducts Should Be Repaired.

When it costs progressively more to heat or cool your home, you become concerned. Especially if you’re living on a fixed budget where spending more on electricity forces you to spend less on something else. So what are you going to do about it? Before you do anything, it’s a good idea to understand the factors most likely to drive your home cooling costs upward. These include:

  1. The age of your home comfort system

  2. Whether or not your system has been faithfully and professionally maintained over the years

  3. Is the filter clogged and blocking cool air from passing through?

  4. Perhaps one or more of your thermostats has malfunctioned

  5. Also, when was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned?


Speaking of your air ducts, when was the last time you had them checked? Because if there’s a gap or tear anywhere along the line, conditioned air is escaping into places like your attic where it’s doing you no good at all. At the same time, dust, dirt, and other contaminants are being allowed inside your ducts, and that’s a recipe for polluted indoor air.

If your home energy costs are steadily rising and you want that trend reversed, contact GBT Heating &Cooling today. We’ll troubleshoot your entire heating or cooling system – depending on the time of year – until we find where the problems are, knowing in advance there could be multiple causes that require our attention.

If leaking ductwork is at play but your air ducts are still in good shape, we’ll give you an upfront price quote to properly seal them and, with your approval, get the job done. Afterwards, you’ll benefit not only with reduced energy bills, but reduced wear and tear on your AC or heating system. And that means a reduced likelihood of repair problems. Contact GBT today, the company that shares your concern for rising energy costs, and with more means than ever to do something about it.

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