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Duct Sealing

Duct Sealing Service in Birmingham, AL

It is an extremely common practice for homeowners throughout the area to use forced air distribution systems when heating and cooling their homes. Why, you may wonder? Simply put, the method of delivering heated and cooled air throughout one's home via ductwork is effective and efficient. This is only the case, though, when the air ducts themselves are in fine working order.

If your air ducts are improperly sealed and leaking, then you really must enlist the services of a skilled, trained professional to have the sealed correctly. If you are reading this, then you are already looking in the right place. Douglas Cooling & Heating has been serving Birmingham and the surrounding areas since 1972, and we are happy to ensure that you are able to heat and cool your home with great success. Contact us today if you suspect the need for professional duct sealing.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers professional duct sealing service in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas.

When Should I Schedule Professional Air Duct Sealing?

Well, simply because all of the air that your HVAC system heats and cools is distributed throughout your home via your air ducts; poor duct sealing can lead to a number of different problems. With that in mind, it is ideal to have your ductwork professionally sealed as soon as it becomes evident that there is an issue with its integrity. Of course, because your air ducts are largely hidden from view, there is really no way in which you can simply visually inspect your ductwork in order to determine its condition. There are, however, many warning signs that indicate the need for duct sealing. Keep the following tips in mind, and contact us if you suspect a problem.

  • One of the first warning signs that you are likely to notice is a spike in your heating and cooling costs. Leaky ductwork isn’t likely to vent conditioned air out of your home, so you probably won’t see a total loss of energy. However, it is likely that conditioned air will leak out of the system before reaching its terminal point, meaning that your system will have to work harder in order to achieve and maintain appropriate temperatures throughout your home. This can drive up energy costs substantially.
  • You may also notice uneven temperatures throughout your home, and may find that your air quality is declining as pollutants make their way into your ductwork, only to be distributed throughout the entire house via those ducts.

Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing

Having your air ducts sealed can be hugely beneficial, but only if the process is completed by a properly trained and well–equipped professional. Don’t think for a moment that you can slap some duct tape on torn metal and call it a day. A special mastic must be applied to weak points in the ductwork, which will harden and create a durable seal. Only then you will see the true benefits of this vital service.

Because your system won’t be leaking air into unintended areas of your home, you’ll be able to keep your home more comfortable with even temperatures throughout, even as you reign in your energy costs. This also takes a lot of strain off of your system, which helps to protect its condition. Plus, you’ll likely be breathing cleaner air before long, as your air ducts won’t be pulling pollutants in and spreading them throughout the house. If you have any questions about duct sealing, or if you’re ready to schedule service near Birmingham, just dial our number today.