Imagine trying to blow up a balloon with a small hole in it. You’d probably get it to inflate about halfway, but not entirely. To stop the hole from leaking, you put your finger on top of the hole, essentially sealing it; the balloon inflates fully.
This same type of scenario is what happens with your faulty ductwork, but on a much larger scale. Additionally, because your air ducts are (obviously) larger than a balloon, particles and fumes can get in through holes and cracks, compromising your indoor air quality in Valrico. One of the best ways to help reduce and eliminate these types of issues with your air ducts is to schedule professional duct sealing. Just as placing your finger over the balloon hole stopped the air from leaking out duct sealing helps reduce air loss while also keeping pollutants out. Duct sealing is a hard seal, so it’s good for the long-term.
Since 1995, Air Conditioning Experts has helped customers improve their indoor air quality with a number of services, and we can help you improve yours with professional duct sealing.
What Is Duct Sealing?
Duct sealing is the hard-sealing of holes and cracks in your ducts. It is also the reconnecting and sealing of sections of your ducts where the binding or seal has broken, creating a break in the duct.
How Is Duct Sealing Done?
Your technician will thoroughly inspect your ductwork to see where cracks, holes and disconnections exist. Once he/she assesses the areas to be sealed, the technician will brush mastic, a thick, fibrous adhesive that dries into a permanent seal, over the cracks and holes, then lay a piece of tape over the mastic; these spots will be left to cure. For disconnections, the technician will brush mastic onto the connecting ends, wrap them with sheet metal binding and secure the binding with sheet metal nails.
What Are the Benefits of Duct Sealing?
There are several important benefits to duct sealing:
- Improved air quality – as we mentioned above, many different kinds of particles and contaminants can enter your air through cracks and holes in your ducts. By permanently sealing them, you can improve your indoor air quality.
- Better energy efficiency – duct sealing significantly reduces air loss, so your air conditioner is no longer working harder, which helps reduce energy efficiency.
- Less stress on your system – when you lose air to faulty ductwork, your HVAC system has to compensate for this by working harder. Systems that work under stressful conditions for long periods of time can age prematurely.
Duct sealing is an excellent way to improve your indoor comfort, reduce your energy usage and improve your indoor air quality in Valrico. Contact Air Conditioning Experts today and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.