According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program, leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for 20 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling energy losses. This results in higher utility bills for you and difficulty keeping your house comfortable.

A few signs you may have leaky ducts are if you have:

  • High utility bills in summer and winter
  • Difficult-to-heat-and-cool rooms
  • Stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Attic, crawlspace, or garage ducts
  • Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

What can you do about leaky ducts?

Run your system, and check all the ducts and joints you can access. You can seal these yourself with mastic or foil-backed tape. You should also seal around where the duct meets the wall. Duct tape is actually not recommended for ductwork, and any fabric-backed tape will deteriorate over time. If you have questions about appropriate tape call us at 972-492-5537 or talk to a representative at your local hardware store.

The following maintenance will require an HVAC professional:

Duct Insulation

We recommend insulating your ducts. This ensures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home.

Duct Testing

You can have your ducts tested. One of our certified technicians will take a reading of the air pressure in your ducts and can analyze how much air you lose. From there we can make suggestions about how to improve efficiency.

You can also have an ultraviolet (UV) light installed in the ductwork. This uses UV radiation to sterilize air, destroying bacteria as well as mold and fungal spores. This serves to greatly improve your indoor air quality.

Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is very important to the health and well-being of you and your family.

To learn more about maintenance for your ducts, or if you have questions about your leaky ducts, call us today at 972-492-5537 or request service online.

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Brian Olson
Brian Olson
19:03 22 May 20
We woke to no AC and called Walker Air conditioning before they opened up for business and promptly recieved a return... call. I spoke with their office and explained our ac issues the had me scheduled for an early afternoon appointment the same day. They called when they were on the way and were there on time. The technician was friendly and polite and quickly assessed the AC system and explained everything to me before they made the repairs. The showed me the damage part and the replacement one and explained the warranty. They even took the time to explain the basic system maintenance needed to keep my unit up and running efficiently. Thanks The Olson'sread more
Andy Yonas
Andy Yonas
21:32 04 May 20
Since our AC started having problems almost a year ago, we have gone through horrible experiences with four different... AC companies...to the point of total cynicism about the industry as whole. I found out about Walker on the radio and from my initial conversation with Cory, I had a feeling these guys were different...I was right. Cory walked me through every step of the process, keeping his word at every turn. The installation team performed the installation with military professionalism. Then a couple of weeks later, the quality control team, lead by Derek and his new team member, Derrione came to the house and went through the entire system with a fine-tooth comb, making small adjustments to make sure everything running optimally...They were professional, courteous, and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. To say the Walker Team has restored my faith on the existence of honest brokers in the industry is an understatement. Thank you guys!read more
Lauren Feild
Lauren Feild
16:35 17 Mar 20
We used Walker in 2011 when we moved and needed new HVAC systems. They installed 2 units and did a great job. We have... maintained an annual service contract and used them for any service repairs. They typically are able to get me on the schedule within a day or two.read more
Linda Dudik
Linda Dudik
20:57 10 Mar 20
Great service!!! Friendly family owned business. Service reasonably priced. Tech showed up on time and I did not have... to wait all day for someone to show up.read more
Rich Casey
Rich Casey
23:20 03 Mar 20
We have a unique home layout due to add-ons done over the years and almost no room was comfortably heated or cooled.... When it was time to replace our old unit, we got multiple bids, and, in the end, we chose Walker AC & Hearing. Mark and Cory thoroughly discussed our needs and designed a system adding new returns and improved duct paths. The new system is extremely quiet and energy efficient. Best of all, our entire house is finally comfortable! I highly recommend Walker AC & Hearing.read more
John Dugdale
John Dugdale
19:34 04 Feb 20
We have used Walker for years because the technicians who have serviced our properties have always been extremely... competent, courteous and punctual. In fact, we have developed a personal relationship with the senior technician who has serviced our accounts for years, which says a lot for a service provider and its employees. Of equal importance, Walker’s prices are quite reasonable.read more
Edward J Crawford
Edward J Crawford
23:29 01 Feb 20
Juan at Walker was amazing. He showed up right on time, gave us an update on all of our systems and saved us money. He... was very knowledgeable and your could tell he truly wanted to help! Was my first experience with Walker. Walker is an amazing company and will use them going forward. Edward Crawford Home Owner -University Parkread more
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