The answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is: maybe. Not everyone is going to need duct sealing, of course, and there is really no way in which to predict when duct sealing may be necessary. It is a good idea to have your ducts tested every few years, though, so that you can know for certain if the time for sealing has come. While not everyone will need duct sealing in Everett, WA, that those that do will benefit from it greatly.
Warning Signs to Look Out For
Leaky ductwork is one of the most common and most serious contributors to inefficiency in homes throughout the country. If you notice that your energy bills are climbing and climbing, but you haven’t changed your cooling — or heating — habits, you may need duct sealing. Also, keep an eye out for a decline in indoor air quality. If you see pollutants floating around or your allergies are aggravated, duct sealing may be in order. Hot and cold spots throughout your home are another sign of trouble.
Why Hire a Professional?
Ok, you may be thinking, I’ll go grab some duct tape. Not so fast! You should never, ever apply duct tape to your air ducts. Not only are you unlikely to actually pinpoint the source of leaks, or even access your ductwork safely, but duct tape actually breaks down very quickly. Trained professionals will be able to find the right spots that need sealing, and they’ll use the right mastic and other materials to ensure lasting results.
If you want to heat and cool your home more efficiently while living more comfortably, duct sealing may be the ticket. Give us a call to learn more.
G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is happy to handle your duct sealing needs.