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Why Duct Sealing Should Take Place Sooner Rather Than Later

You rarely see duct breaks in your ventilation system, but you can feel their effects: moist, moldy smells from the vents, a reduction in heating and cooling power, and increases in your utility bills. When you suspect leaks along your HVAC system’s ductwork, call for professionals right away to inspect the ducts, locate where any breaks, gaps, and leaks are, and then seal them.

You should not delay when it comes to taking care of duct sealing, as we’ll explain. And don’t try to do the sealing work on your own, since this task requires training and special equipment. (And please, do not use duct tape to seal ducts if you do manage to find the leaks. Duct tape, contrary to the name, is not useful on ducts.)

Our Garner, NC duct sealing specialists at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling will handle the work fast and accurately. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation. 

Why you need duct sealing done as soon as possible

Damage along a ventilation system leads to numerous problems, some of which will affect your comfort, health, or budget immediately. Ductwork should remain sealed along its length to prevent loss of air pressure, so even a small gap will threaten the whole system.

The first concern you’ll have is that leaky ducts will force your AC or heater to work harder. The loss of air pressure will also cause a loss in conditioned air, and the system will strain to compensate. This will reduce the system’s lifespan, and it will have a negative effect on your utility bills. As long as you have damaged ductwork, you’ll waste money and drive your HVAC system toward an early breakdown.

Leaks in ducts permit more dust and dirt to enter the system, and this will adversely affect your AC and heater, often leading to internal damage. But this infiltration will also lower your indoor air quality, and this can trigger health trouble and general discomfort in your house. Keep in mind that ducts run through hidden areas of your home, and these spots usually contain more dust and dirt that will get drawn into the system.

Finally, changes in humidity inside the ducts because of leaks will encourage the growth of mold and bacteria. This will further weaken the ducts, but it will also have a terrible impact on the air you breathe. Eliminating micro-bacteria usually requires installing UV germicidal lights.

Summon expert duct cleaners

Professional duct cleaners will use metallic tape and special mastic sealant to close up all the gaps in your ventilation. They will also spot any place in your ductwork that will benefit from special repair solutions.

If anything seems strange with your ductwork or your HVAC system’s performance, call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling. We have two decades of experience with duct sealing in Garner, NC as well as other services for improving indoor air quality in your home.

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