Save Energy with Duct Sealing Services in Aberdeen NC – Call Today!
Your ducts are hidden away in your walls and ceilings, but this doesn’t mean that they aren’t an important part of your home comfort system. All of the air that your HVAC system heats and cools passes through your ducts, so any leaks in your ducts can affect both your comfort and your wallet. If you haven’t thought about your ducts in a while, it may be time to schedule an inspection to find out whether you need duct sealing.
Why Leaky Ducts Need to be Sealed
Many sections of ducts are designed to be flexible so that they can easily reach your vents. Over time, these sections can develop leaks from rubbing up against installation or other surfaces in your attic. They can also be damaged when people do work in your attic. Additionally, the seals between sections of ducts often come apart over time, and in some cases, builders even forget to attach a section of ducts. These leaks affect you in the following three ways:
- Reduced comfort: When you have leaky ducts, the air flow heading to the rooms at the end of those ducts is reduced. That means those rooms will receive less heated or cooled air and will be colder or hotter than the rest of your home.
- Increased energy costs: Because your duct system is usually entirely inside or your walls or ceilings, any leaks send the air your just paid to heat or cool into non-living spaces. This is almost the same as running your heat or air conditioning with the windows open.
- Lower indoor air quality: Your attic is probably filled with dust, pieces of insulation, and other particles. These irritants can be sucked in through duct leaks while air is flowing and can float in through the holes when air isn’t flowing. They’re then pumped straight out your vents and into the air you breathe.
Duct Sealing Services in Moore County, N.C.
Many homeowners try to seal ducts themselves. Sealing even one leak will help, but finding every small leak in even the hardest to reach places of your attic is a hard task to take on yourself. When we come to your home, we use special equipment that measures the air flow in your ducts. We can compare the air flow going in to the air flow going out to know exactly how much air is leaking out of your ducts.
If we find that there are leaks, we’ll find them one by one and seal them with long-lasting, professional-grade sealing products. When we think we’ve sealed them all, we’ll test your ducts again to be sure. If the test shows there’s still leaks, we’ll repeat the process until they’re gone.
For more information on duct sealing services, contact Comfort Services, Inc. We proudly serve Aberdeen and all of Moore County, N.C.