Signs You Need to Seal Your Air Ducts

The government has established a direct correlation between acoustic performance and energy efficiency. If your air ducts are not functioning optimally, you may experience higher energy bills, poor performance, poor air quality, and limited air distribution. Duct cleaning is a new approach to indoor air quality that involves thoroughly purifying the entire duct system in the house to minimize any potential threats to air quality. It is normal for homes to have some dust and debris in the duct system and air supply; however, there are cases where the ducts may be exposing your home to hazardous particles and pollutants. Every time you turn on the heating or air conditioner, the return and supply ducts carry air to and from the unit, allowing the air conditioner to circulate around the house.

Duct sealing is a specialized process that requires a qualified service technician to inspect the home's duct system for any poorly installed ducts, leaks, holes, or weak spots. Cleaning your home's duct system provides an excellent opportunity to make sure that your home's air supply is clean from inside the air conditioning system. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, it might be time to schedule a duct cleaning service to protect your home's air supply: Is much of the cold air produced by the system not reaching the house? Is your air conditioner having to work its hardest and run longer to reach and maintain the set temperature? Are you experiencing an uncomfortable home, higher energy bills, and a shorter system life?Leaks in improperly sealed air ducts cause the system to work harder, resulting in an uncomfortable home, higher energy bills, and a shorter system life. In addition, if you notice any of these signs in your home, it is important to take action as soon as possible:

  • Unusual noises coming from your HVAC system
  • Uneven temperatures throughout your home
  • High energy bills
  • Dusty rooms
If you suspect that your air ducts are not properly sealed, it is important to contact a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible. A professional technician can inspect your ducts for any leaks or weak spots and provide you with an effective solution.

Sealing your air ducts will help improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life of your HVAC system.

Joel Reid
Joel Reid

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