Do You Need Air Duct Sealing Service? Here's How to Tell

Are you having trouble keeping your home at a comfortable temperature? Are some rooms in your house never quite the right temperature? Are your flexible ducts twisted or crooked? If so, you may need to consider air duct sealing service. It's estimated that 20 to 30% of the air in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is lost due to improper installation, holes, and leaks. This can lead to high energy bills, poor air distribution, poor indoor air quality, and reduced performance. The solution is to design and size the ducts correctly and seal them hermetically to allow adequate air flow in all rooms.

If your duct network has been in operation for more than 15 years, it's time to replace it. Once the ducts are properly sealed, you'll notice a decrease in utility bills, improved energy efficiency, and improved airflow and comfort. Sealing ducts can be difficult because they are often hidden in walls, attics, basements, and tight spaces. If your home cooling costs seem unusually high, it may be time to have your air ducts sealed by a professional.

If you're using your air conditioner and you find that certain areas of your house aren't as cool and comfortable as others, it could be due to the fact that you have leaks in the ducts that service that area of the house. Additionally, if you notice dramatic changes in temperature levels as you move around the house, the ducts may be leaking or not the right size to efficiently cool and heat the house. The buildup of dust and dirt over years of use can cause air ducts to give off a musty smell. Pests can also saturate ducts with pollutants harmful to health, such as urine and feces. Insects and rodents can enter the ducts through the holes and form multiple colonies inside the ducts and cause further damage, for example, obstructing the air conditioning ducts.

To increase and support maximum efficiency, you must ensure that all parts of your system are working effectively, including the ductwork. Schmidt Mechanical's reliable commercial and residential HVAC system repair services include mechanical inspections, basic heating repairs and part replacements, air filtration, and ductwork. If any of these signs sound familiar to you, it may be time to consider air duct sealing service. Sealing your air ducts will help reduce energy bills, improve indoor air quality, increase comfort levels in your home, and improve overall energy efficiency.