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How Leaky Ductwork Creates Uncomfortable Cold Spots In Your Home

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When it’s cold outside, you don’t want it to be cold inside as well. That’s why you run your heat! So if your Houma or Thibodaux area home has cold spots even with the heat running, you’ve got a problem.


Not Sure What We Mean By Cold Spots?


A cold spot is any place in your home’s finished, ducted area that is noticeably colder than the rest of your house. A cold spot could be a small area, like a corner in your dining room, or it could be larger, like the walk-in closet in the master bedroom.


What Causes Cold Spots?


Cold spots can be caused by any number of things, like a draft from an improperly sealed window or poor output from an improperly sized HVAC unit, but the most common cause is leaky ducts. When your ductwork is damaged, it can’t effectively move conditioned air from your HVAC unit to your living spaces, leaving you with insufficient home comfort.

Duct problems are a lot more common than you may think, especially in older homes. Most older homes have un-insulated, rigid metal ductwork, which expands and contracts with temperature changes. This means that over time they can develop cracks and loose connections at common stress points.

Newer homes aren’t without their duct problems, though. Nowadays flexible ductwork is more commonly installed because it’s easier to install and preinsulated. However, because it’s flexible, it’s susceptible to kinking and tearing.

Cracks, kinks, tears and loose connections in your ductwork all add up to the same thing: cold spots. And more than just being uncomfortable, cold spots are a sign that the heated air your HVAC unit provides is going to waste and driving up your energy bills.


What Can Be Done?


If your home has cold spots, call Doug’s for a duct inspection. We’ll find the source of your discomfort and fix it, either through repairs or by designing a whole new duct system so you can enjoy even, comfortable temperatures throughout your home.


Say Goodbye To Getting Goosebumps Inside

Doug’s is National Comfort Institute Certified to provide the duct services your Houma or Thibodaux home needs. Contact us at (985) 222-2913 now to get rid of the cold spots in your house.

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Kendra Clements
Kendra Clements
20:08 22 Jun 21
The guys that serviced our old unit and installed our new ac system were great! The new system is so quiet and our house feels amazing now! I recommend them to anyone thats needs any ac services.
alicia knight
alicia knight
17:42 22 Jun 21
I was referred to Doug's by a friend, I was greeted on the phone by a very friendly receptionist who took all my info, all that was great. The problem is our technician who came to service my rental property. He was full of attitude, and not professional what so ever according to the tenant. He acted like he was inconvenienced to be making the service call. He called us with the recommendation and pricing, and when we said we would take care of the minor maintenance ourselves, he told our tenant "good luck, because we don't want to spend the money". Hopefully this technician, Samuel, isn't a reflection of Doug's. We all have jobs to do, and if you don't like your job, find a new one! I also left a message for the supervisor to give me a call back yesterday as soon as I found about this information, and have yet to receive a call back.
Lawrence J Mango-Kraemer
Lawrence J Mango-Kraemer
19:55 07 Jun 21
Just recently moved to Louisiana and I bought a gas stove. Unfortunately, the old owners had an electric one and I don’t know how to change electric outlets or gas line/valve stuff. So, to make a long story short the home is older and has fuses and breakers. So, for my own safety and comfort I contacted them. They were very responsive and were able to get me in the same day! When I googled an electrician Doug’s was the first one to pop up. I’m so glad that him and a team member came to my home and installed two new outlets with correct wiring for the gas stove and switched out the gas valve and knew where the shut off was. So, now I can go to sleep knowing it was done correctly and will not have any issues! So, thank you Doug’s!!!! I will definitely use them again if needed!
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