Duct Inspection and Sealing
Sealing air ducts in your home is a step that can save you both energy and money. Often the joints in the duct system are sealed with duct tape. While duct tape is an extremely useful product, it is only a temporary measure when it comes to sealing ducts!
Ducts often run through attics, crawl spaces and basements where extreme heat and cold can cause separation at the joints. Permanent sealing requires painting with mastic, a thick, gooey substance. When ducts are also properly insulated, you can save even more on energy bills.
Ducts can leak as much as 25% of their cargo of air that has been warmed or cooled. In addition, air contaminated with undesirable particles can leak into your ducts from the attic, crawl space or basement. If you notice a layer of dust drifting in from your air vents, this is an indication that leaks have already sprung.
Duct inspection, permanent sealing and insulation of the ducts are recommended as key energy-saving steps by organizations such as the Alliance to Save Energy.
We start by inspecting your ducts. If the system is sealed with duct tape only or if it is already leaking, we recommend sealing with mastic. We can also advise you as to whether additional insulation of your ducts for further energy and cost savings is desirable. Call us today for a Free Estimate and begin saving energy and money.