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Do I Need to Have My Air Ducts Sealed?

A concern that we often hear from our valued clients is whether or not they are in need of professional duct sealing services. Not every homeowner operating a forced air heating and/or cooling system is going to require professional duct sealing. Those that do have such a need, though, can benefit greatly from this service. The issue is, of course, that your air ducts are largely hidden from view. That means that you cannot really just visually inspect your ductwork to determine if you do, in fact, require professional duct sealing in Des Moines, IA. That’s why we’ve put together some tips for you. Read on, and contact Schaal Heating and Cooling if you believe that you require professional duct sealing in your home.

Signs of Leaking Ductwork

The key to using your forced air distribution system efficiently and effectively is to have tightly sealed ductwork therein. That is why you are wise to familiarize yourself with these potential warning signs that duct sealing is necessary. Keep your eyes and ears open.

  • Increased heating and cooling costs could indicate the need for professional duct sealing services. If your ducts are not tightly sealed, then conditioned air can leak out of them. It will wind up somewhere in your house, so it may not be a complete loss, but your system will have to work harder in order to balance temperatures properly. This can drive up heating and cooling costs considerably.
  • Uneven temperatures throughout your home can also indicate leaky ductwork, especially if your system used to evenly heat and cool your home without issue. Don’t convince yourself that it is normal for different areas of your home to be hotter or colder than others.
  • Reduced indoor air quality is another common sign that one’s ductwork may be compromised. Not only do leaking ducts allow conditioned air to escape from the system, but they can also allow pollutants into the system. Once they’ve made it in, your air ducts can then distribute those pollutants throughout the entire house, decimating your indoor air quality.

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