Indoor Air QualityWhen Is Duct Sealing Necessary?

If you use a forced air heating and/or air conditioning system in your home, then you must know how important it is that your air ducts are kept in great working condition. After all, it is through these air ducts that all of the conditioned air from your HVAC system must travel. In truth, though, there are a number of different problems which may develop with the ductwork in any system. Leaky ductwork is one of the most common.

Should you encounter leaky ductwork in your HVAC system, it is important that you schedule professional duct sealing sooner rather than later. To do in the North Seattle area, you need only dial our number. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. in order to ensure that your air duct sealing services are completed properly. 

  • Plummeting Indoor Air Quality: Conditioned air is not the only thing that can be distributed throughout your home via your ductwork. If your air ducts are leaking, then it is possible for airborne pollutants to make their way into your air ducts. When this happens, those pollutants can be distributed throughout your entire house, seriously dragging down the quality of the air therein.
  • Reduced Energy Efficiency: While the price of heating and cooling one’s home is certainly going to fluctuate here and there, you should have a basic idea of how much it will cost to do so. If you find that your heating or cooling costs are suddenly much higher than they have been in the past, it may be due to the fact that air ducts are leaking. Your system will have to work harder in order to effectively and thoroughly cool your home if this is the case.
  • Hissing Sounds: Does it sound like there is an angry feline hiding out in your walls when you run your air conditioner or heater? Well, that hissing sound could actually be air escaping from your air ducts. By having your ductwork expertly sealed by a trained, properly equipped professional, you can resolve these and other issues stemming from leaky ductwork.


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