Are Your Air Ducts Properly Sealed?

Posted by Gary Pelletier

If you plan on using a heat pump or a central air conditioning system to cool your home throughout the summer season, you had better know for certain that your air ducts are in great operating condition. Heat pumps and central air conditioners are forced air cooling systems, which means that they use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout the entire house. For this reason, compromised ductwork can prove detrimental in a number of ways. Of course, you cannot really just look over your air ducts to pinpoint the source of trouble. Here are a few warning signs that can alert you to the need for professional duct sealing in Waterbury, CT.

Uneven Cooling

All of the air cooled by your air conditioning system is going to be distributed throughout your home via your ductwork. That means that leaky ductwork will allow cooled air into places where it is not really needed, while failing to deliver it to other areas where it is needed. That can result in hot spots popping up throughout your home, which can seriously affect the comfort those living therein.

High Cooling Costs

Cooling one’s home is not something that can be accomplished free of charge, of course. However, if you notice that it is costing much more to cool your home than it has in the past, or if your bills spike dramatically from one billing cycle to the next, leaky ductwork could be to blame. Air may leak out of your ductwork behind walls or in other areas where it is not needed, and your system will be forced to work overtime in order to cool those areas of the house beyond the leaks.

Decreased Indoor Air Quality

Comfort and efficiency will suffer when your ducts are leaky, but so too will indoor air quality. If you are serious about living in great comfort, then you need to maintain great air quality throughout your home. That will prove all but impossible when you have leaky ducts distributing pollutants throughout your living space.

Let the pros at Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC seal your ductwork for you.

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