DIY duct sealing gone wrong

Our HVAC tech taught us many heating repair activities we could do ourselves.

This has regularly saved us cash we spend on cabin services with the local heating dealer.

So, in my search for more budget-friendly solutions, I came across a guide on how to repair the ductwork problems independently. It listed what I needed to do to see if any problems could be fixed through duct sealing. I did the inspection, thinking how much of a self-qualified HVAC serviceman I was, when I found the cracks that would need to be sealed. My first mistake was thinking I could seal them with duct tape. I did not even go to the local heating industry expert for advice on what to use, plus I followed random online advice. It was one thing checking the function of a digital control device plus another to think I was a heating device expert. The sealing did not work. The heating technology expert came around to repair the boiler plus heat pump, plus I mentioned what I had done. I was super proud of myself, however he provided to do a text to check if what I did was effective. It failed the test, I missed some spots, plus the tape wasn’t holding on as firmly as I thought. I had to spend money more for the heating repair because the specialist had to detach the tape I had put over the ducts plus try to repair it as it should have been done separate from causing further detriment. That marked the end of my trying to do any repairs for myself, no matter how financially enticing they sounded. I am fortunate I did not think of handling the entire heating technology repairs for myself because the detriment would have been extensive plus expensive.


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