Chances are you don’t think about your ducts very often. That’s perfectly normal. After all, your ducts are sort of designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. Unfortunately, that design tends to work against them in the long run. Ducts need professional services from time to time, just like any other home appliance. One of the most important services that ducts need is duct sealing, and if they don’t get it often enough it could end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run. Air Services Unlimited offers a full range of duct sealing services throughout southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Duct sealing is just what it sounds like: finding leaks in the ducts and sealing them to increase duct efficiency. Right about now you’re probably thinking you could do that with a roll of duct tape. The thing is, duct tape is actually not suited for this kind of work at all. Ironic, isn’t it? Instead, we use a substance called “mastic.” Mastic is a kind of putty that we place into any leaks that we find. Once the mastic dries, it is stiff enough to keep the leak sealed but flexible enough to move with the ducts without cracking. Mastic sealant can ensure that your ducts are returned to a level of energy efficiency similar to when they were first installed.
So what’s the big deal about duct leaks? How many could there possibly be in a single duct system, and are they really that big of a threat? Well, for one thing, ducts develop leaks easily. Depending on the style of ducts you have, they can even form from the tiniest mistake during installation. Even if installation goes perfectly, however, leaks can still form over years of normal use. Chances are that you’ve got a fair number of duct leaks in your home, and they really add up.
If your ducts have a large number of leaks in them, they start to substantially negatively affect the energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems. In fact, the US Department of Energy has estimated that as much as 30% of a forced air system’s total output is lost on average due to duct leaks. That is practically a third of your systems’ total output that is going to waste, which you are still paying for. Duct sealing can dramatically increase your system’s energy efficiency, saving you money in the process.
You should have your ducts sealed at least once every two years. New leaks are liable to form after a while, so you can’t just have your ducts sealed once and then forget about it. We offer a full range of duct sealing services throughout southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana areas. Don’t waste 30% of your climate control budget when you don’t have to. Call us today, and schedule an appointment to have your ducts sealed. We’ll make sure that your forced air systems are as energy efficient as possible.
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