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Seal Those Disastrous Ducts!

Air ducts are an unseen but important component of your home. They help cool air travel from the air conditioner to the rest of the home, allowing you to feel cool in each area. Like many other structural areas of the home, they can suffer damage over time.

Because most ducts are within walls and ceilings, it’s hard to see these problems as they occur. However, duct sealing in Wellington, FL, could be one of the best ways for you to fix this potential problem.

What Happens to Your Ducts?

The ducts in your home may develop holes, worn areas, tears, and gaps. Any of these types of holes can create an inefficiency for your system. They can happen over time just as the material wears down. Exposed ductwork, such as in your basement ceiling, may also suffer damage from dings. Critters can enter into very tiny spaces and gaps and create havoc within the system, too. No matter what occurs, any type of hole or area of damage needs to be addressed.

Damage to ducts can cause air leaks throughout the home. It can also cause contaminants to be siphoned into the HVAC system, spreading them throughout the system and the home.

What Does Duct Sealing Do?

Duct sealing is the solution for most situations. It can help to eliminate problems throughout the ductwork. Some of those benefits may include:

  • Boosting HVAC performance: The duct sealing works to eliminate those gaps and holes, allowing air-conditioned air to flow through your home so you can feel it. 
  • Reduction of contaminants: Remember, those holes can pull in air and contaminants from throughout the home, including dust, dander, and allergens. This then brings it into the HVAC system, which can damage the system in some situations. Sealing prevents that from occurring. 
  • Improves efficiency: Probably the most financially important reason to invest in duct sealing is that it improves the efficiency of your air conditioner. The AC does not have to work as hard because less cooled air is lost throughout the system. That means that you remain comfortable, and your system does not have to work as hard.
  • HVAC could last longer: With less wear and tear on the HVAC system due to fewer contaminants, it can help to extend its lifetime. That means you may not have to replace your HVAC system as often. 

How Do You Know You Need Duct Sealing?

That’s the hardest part of the process! Many people have no idea their home could benefit from this. One of the easiest ways to learn about damage like this is through an inspection from a trained technician. A professional can come to your home, inspect the system and look for any signs of damage. They may be able to use a camera to inspect areas of concern as well. The next time you have your air conditioner inspected, ask about your ductwork, too.

Feel that cool, comfortable breeze in your home with the help of Seaside Air Services. Contact us today!

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