Is your air conditioner in good working order, but you’re still seeing high energy bills? If so, it may be time to take a look at your ductwork. Ductwork can often be overlooked in comparison to other parts of your system because it isn’t as visible. But ductwork can and will wear out, and if left unrepaired, the results can cost you money. Duct sealing is a great way to restore the ductwork in your air conditioning, and JW Heating & Air are here to help you with our NATE-certified technicians.
What Is Duct Sealing?
Duct sealing is the sealing of holes and cracks in your ductwork with mastic and fiberglass or foil tape (not duct tape). Duct sealing also entails sealing together sections of ductwork with metal binding and sheet metal nails. The purpose of duct sealing is to make your ductwork as airtight as possible.
What Are the Benefits to Duct Sealing?
Duct sealing has a number of benefits worth considering:
- Better energy efficiency – air loss can cause big decreases in energy efficiency because your air conditioner has to make up for the loss by working harder. Sealing the ducts can significantly reduce this problem.
- Better indoor air quality – air can escape from faulty ductwork, but it can also enter faulty ductwork. When this happens, dirt and dust, allergens and even harmful exhaust can enter your air flow, decreasing your indoor air quality.
- Better comfort – faulty ductwork often results in uneven cooling. By sealing your ductwork, the air in your ducts gets delivered in its entirety to your indoor living spaces.
Common Signs of Faulty Ductwork
- High energy bills
- Excessive humidity
- Poor indoor air quality
- Whistling sounds coming from vents
- Hot and cold spots
Faulty ductwork doesn’t just make your indoors uncomfortable; it can negatively impact your monthly energy bills. Help yourself and your air conditioning by scheduling professional duct sealing in Glendale with a trained JW Heating & Air technician.