Signs that your ductwork needs to be sealed

It can sometimes be difficult to determine if your ductwork is leaking air. How do you really know that your ductwork is in need of sealing, especially when many of the ducts are unseen behind ceilings, walls, and floors? Here are some warning signs and common indicators that mean you should call us for duct sealing services.

Sign #1: Reduction in airflow.
A small hole in a portion of your ductwork could mean the airflow inside has been reduced significantly. When you notice that there isn’t as much airflow coming from the vents, it may mean that there is a leaking issue in the ducts that needs to be addressed.

Sign #2: High utility bills.
When the air pressure drops in your home, your HVAC system will need to work harder to reach the temperature you want in the home. This means that you’ll likely see an increase in your heating/cooling bills.

Sign #3: Unusual smell coming from the vents.
If there are any holes in your ductwork, they will many times appear in places that are dusty or musty, including crawl spaces or in between walls. The air in these areas usually don’t smell good, so you may notice unpleasant smells coming from the ductwork. If you notice this smell on a regular basis, call the professionals right away to do some investigating, as this air could be contaminated with harmful particles that you do not want to breathe.

If any of these things are happening in your home, do not delay in contacting HVAC professionals. Ignoring these warning signs could be harmful to your heating/cooling system, but your health as well. Even if there is not a leak in your ductwork, there could be other issues somewhere else in your HVAC system that need to be addressed.

The ductwork in your home plays a crucial role, especially when it comes to inside air quality. We’re proud to be a licensed contractor that offers Aeroseal duct sealing for clients around the area. Aeroseal is a patented solution that has a 98% success rate. This is an affordable solution that can fix leaks from the inside out and the best part is: you will notice a difference right away!

Contact us today for more information on how duct sealing can help you breathe cleaner air and stay comfortable all year long.

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