The Maynard Man wants to know… how often do you think about the state of your ductwork? If you’re like most homeowners, probably not very much! This is understandable–after all, your air ducts are mostly out of sight, and therefore out of mind.
As long as you still have airflow from your central furnace or air conditioner, everything’s fine, right? Well–not necessarily. If you have reduced airflow, uneven heating or cooling, or notice excessive dust buildup coming from your system through the room vents, there’s a chance that something could actually be wrong with your air ducts, and this leads to not only equipment defects, but also indoor air quality issues too.
Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for duct sealing to resolve these issues. Read on as we uncover some signs that you could be in need of professional duct sealing services.
Have you noticed that the airflow coming into one or more of your rooms is weaker than the others? If this problem is widespread throughout the home, then it can be an issue with the HVAC system itself…otherwise, it could actually be due to damaged ductwork.
Your air ducts can accumulate pinhole leaks from old age and extreme temperatures. They can also develop tears and loose joints from pests and rodents as well as even poor installation to begin with.
As a result, the conditioned air that is supposed to all come into your living space could instead be leaking out into unoccupied parts of your home, like the attic or behind drywall.
Uneven Heating Or Cooling
Let’s say that you’ve always had consistent heating from your furnace but, lately, you’ve noticed that a couple of rooms are struggling to get or stay warm. Now, if you have an older furnace (10-15 years), it can be due to the system itself, like the above issue.
However, if this isn’t the case, then you’re probably looking at damaged ductwork that’s not allowing all the conditioned air to make its way through.
In addition to letting conditioned air escape, damaged ductwork can let things in, too. This includes dust, dirt, and other debris. Not only can this impact how efficiently your HVAC system will function, but it’s bad news for your indoor air quality too.
You deserve to have breathable air, and the excessive dust from damaged ductwork letting debris inside can work against this.
“Can I Just Seal My Own Ducts?”
Homeowners often think that with a bit of duct tape, they can resolve the issue on their own. The truth is, “duct” tape is not actually appropriately named. It becomes brittle within a few months thanks to temperature fluctuations, and will actually flake off of your ductwork.
While duct tape can be good for other household projects, sealing your ducts is not one of them. Professional duct sealing involves us applying a special mastic sealing that will last for years to come.