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3 Signs You Need Duct Sealing

Duct sealing isn’t something we often think about until we notice that something is wrong. These three signs can help you decide if it’s time to fix a duct leak with Aeroseal.

One of the most common reasons an HVAC system might not be performing its best is faulty duct sealing. A home is a place where we should always be able to feel our most comfortable. While many factors can affect comfort, one of the most notable factors is the indoor temperature. If the temperature of your home is not consistent or your HVAC unit is not working efficiently, it can be difficult to live comfortably.

Noticing that your air ducts might be leaking is often not immediate, but a handful of signs could let you know that it is time to contact a professional so they can identify the cause of your problem. Being able to identify the signs that something is wrong with your air ducts could make all the difference in your comfort level and the money in your pocket.

High Energy Bills

A tell-tale sign that something is wrong with your HVAC system is your energy bill. If you have noticed that the amount that you are paying is higher than normal, it could be a sign to check your duct sealing. A duct that is leaking prevents the system from running efficiently and will often run more than it needs to deliver air through the house. Even if you have invested in a high-efficiency HVAC system, if there are holes or leaks in the air ducts the efficiency of the unit will be compromised.

Inconsistent Room Temperatures

Speaking of efficiency, another sign of faulty duct sealing is noticing that room temperatures are often inconsistent no matter how often your system runs. In order for conditioned air to regulate the temperature of a home, it must travel from the unit through the ducts to each room.

When there are flaws in the air duct sealing, between 20-30% of the conditioned air can be lost before it reaches the rooms that are furthest from the unit. This lost air will not only mean the temperature of each room can vary from each other and your thermostat set point, but it could end up costing you more money as the system tries to get those rooms to the set temperature.

More Dust and Allergens

Your system won’t be the only thing in your home working harder if there is faulty air duct sealing, you may have to spend more time cleaning as well. A hole or leak in your ducts on the return side will end up pulling dust and allergens from the air around them. This dust will then eventually make its way through your system and back into your home, meaning you may have to clean more often than you would like to. If you have noticed that despite regular cleaning there still always seems to be dust in your home, it could be a sign to contact a professional to inspect your ducts for leaks.

Go With the Pros

If you have noticed any signs of faulty duct sealing, your next step should be to find a reliable professional to get to the root of your problems and who can offer a proper solution. At Mason Pro Services, we use the most advanced and effective technology to address duct sealing issues.

Aeroseal is a revolutionary way to ensure that all your ductwork is properly sealed, preventing lost air and wasted money. Backed by a computer-generated analysis of the duct sealing and the expertise of our technicians, all you will have to do is make the first call and then enjoy the comforts of your home knowing your ducts are working efficiently.