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If your home has a crawlspace, then TUNE IN TO THE FOLLOWING! We at Carolina Climate Control run into all different kinds of air conditioning and heating systems. Many of them have ductwork located in the crawlspace underneath the home. A dark and gloomy place that no homeowner dares to enter! Some things we encounter underneath homes during our routine duct system maintenance appointments are as follows; crushed ductwork from crawling over the piping, sweating/condensating duct work, high percentage of air leaks, poor insulation from age, and the list goes on. As a delivery system for all the air you breathe in your home, we want to ensure that your ductwork is 100% effective in maintaining clean air and proper distribution.

Why does this matter? We’ll explain why. Your ductwork system is like the lungs of your home, and if they aren’t functioning properly, you’d likely find yourself at a doctor’s office. If you’ve felt like someone was standing on your chest all day, that extra pressure would make it difficult to breathe. If you are gasping for air, then your blood pressure is likely to rise. Or if you’ve ever choked on food, we know you’d say that was not a pleasant experience. We could go on and on with more analogies, but we believe three will drive the point home. The same principles apply to your heating and cooling system. It must be able to breathe in order to function properly. Although your air conditioning system cannot call your phone to tell you it’s struggling to breathe, our expert technicians have the training and tools to identify the grade of your system’s ductwork. You just give us a call, and we will visit your home and aim to deliver 100% customer satisfaction.

We have found many cases of issues in every type of crawl space there is. One of the most effective methods to ensure the shelf life of your ductwork is to consider crawl space encapsulation.

What is that you ask? It’s when the trusted experts at Crawlspace Medic come in and completely seal off your crawl space with a thick mill vapor barrier and add a dehumidifier to your crawl space to prevent the space from ruining the ductwork. Encapsulation also has several added benefits; ensuring your wood floors don’t buckle at the seams, decreasing the heat/cooling load on your bottom floor (less heating and cooling demand from your HVAC system), less runtime from your HVAC, ensuring longer ductwork life, cleaner air quality in the home, and the list continues. Carolina Climate Control considers ourselves experts in the HVAC arena, but when it comes to crawlspace encapsulations, we have partnered with Crawl Space Medic because they are the encapsulation experts.

If you have ductwork in your crawl space and have not had it checked in the past six months, then don’t wait any longer! Schedule a service appointment today. Carolina Climate Control is happy to assess your home’s lungs and provide a full-detailed report. If you have considered crawl space encapsulation, be sure you call the experts at Crawl Space Medic for a second opinion!

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