This Is Why You Should Have Your Ducts Sealed Professionally

Posted on: October 17, 2017

AC and heating Oceanside experts are better than DIY for duct sealing

We have already presented duct sealing in a previous blog. Being your trusted AC and heating Oceanside contractors, we would like to tell you why you need it.

5 benefits of duct sealing

Comfort – Rooms which are too hot or cold are one of the indicators that your ducts are leaking air (we listed them all in the previous blog). This reduces the comfort of your home or office. Having ducts sealed ensures that the conditioned air circulates through your premises as it should.

Savings on monthly energy bills – If your ducts leak, it will not only result in an uneven temperature throughout your home or office, but it will also cause your heating Oceanside system to work harder to achieve the set temperature. A system that works more spends more energy, and you spend more money paying the bills every month. Sealed ducts, however, prevent this kind of system strain.

Better air quality – Ducts in HVAC systems are designed to be airtight so as not to waste energy and also to ensure that the air that circulates is filtered and clean of pollutants. For example, if your ducts are well-sealed and you change your air filters as recommended, you’ll probably never need duct cleaning and the quality of your indoor air will be much higher.

Increased safety – Ductwork that has cracks and leaks can cause “backdrafting”. In other words, potentially hazardous combustion gases and fumes released by gas appliances like water heaters, dryers and furnaces can be drawn into your AC & heating system through holes in your ductwork. One such gas is carbon monoxide, which is colorless, odorless and extremely dangerous. (Action AC, Heating & Solar offers installation of carbon monoxide alarms.)

Protecting the environment – Unless your home or office uses solar or some other green energy to power the HVAC system, your AC and heating uses fossil fuels for operation. If you make every conscious and viable effort to reduce the carbon footprint of your home or office, that is your contribution to reducing global warming, acid rains, soil erosion and other phenomena related to climate change.

4 benefits of having a professional seal your ducts

We love being self-reliant. Being practical around the home can save you money and give you joy in many instances. However, your HVAC system is a major investment and attempting to repair it on your own could have you spending much more money than the sum you tried to save via the DIY route. If you suspect that your ducts are leaky, here is why it’s best to leave it to professionals.

  • Avoid harming yourself.
  • Avoid causing serious damage and losing the warranty.
  • Avoid wasting your time and money.

When it comes to duct sealing, an air conditioning and heating Oceanside specialist will be able to:

  • Reach those difficult-to-access ducts.
  • Inspect the ducts thoroughly for leaks that are difficult to notice.
  • Suggest system design change for improved comfort and energy usage.
  • Repair air leaks in the ducts and carry out any other necessary repairs.

Action AC are your #1 AC and heating Oceanside experts (and wider)

With a comprehensive range of residential and commercial HVAC services and more than 40 years of market presence under our belt, we at Action Air are confident that we can cater to all your AC and heating needs in Oceanside and other San Diego areas. Check out our reviews and our website to see for yourself the extent of our commitment to professional and customer care excellence. And of course – call us!