Is Your Home's Air Duct System Sealed Securely?

Examining each section of the duct and connection for any gaps, disconnections, and breaks is the first step to determine if your air duct system is properly sealed. Look for areas of the ducts that have adhesive tape attached to them, as this is a sign that leaks in the ducts have already been repaired. When the air conditioning system is working correctly, air should flow at a constant pressure. If there are kinks or tangles in the ducts, it could be an indication of leaks in the sealing of the air ducts.

Accessing and sealing ducts can be difficult as they are often hidden in walls, attics, basements, and tight spaces. If you notice signs of excess moisture in your home, it may be time to check if your air ducts are well sealed. Hot summer air and cold winter air can enter your home through leaks in the air ducts. High utility bills when heating and cooling systems are working at their maximum, in winter and summer, is one of the most obvious signs that something may have gone wrong with the air duct system.

Water vapor from major appliances that are supposed to be filtered and sent outside can leak into the main part of the house if there are holes in the ducts. Schmidt Mechanical's reliable commercial and residential HVAC system repair services include mechanical inspections, basic heating repairs and part replacement, air filtration, and ductwork. Filterbuy LOCAL also offers advice on your system, cleaning the air ducts, or cleaning the dryer grilles. When it comes to an air duct seal, it's important to act quickly as the longer it takes to seal and clean air ducts, the worse your air quality and energy efficiency will become.

Having sealed and efficient ducts is one of the main factors that will affect the lifespan of your air conditioning system, in addition to proper installation, regular maintenance and constant air filter changes. If there are leaks in your ducts, your air conditioning system will waste a significant amount of energy. It is possible for air conditioner to leak through leaks from the ducts into other parts of your home. A properly sealed duct system will prevent more dust and debris from circulating throughout your home, leading to cleaner air.

As an expert in HVAC systems, I recommend that you inspect your home's air duct system regularly for any signs of leakage or damage. If you find any issues with your system, it is important to act quickly to repair them before they cause further damage or lead to higher energy bills. It is also important to ensure that all connections are properly sealed so that no hot or cold air escapes from your home.

Chloe Robinson
Chloe Robinson

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