Most duct systems are located outside your conditioned space, usually in the attic or crawlspace. Why are they important? During the heating and cooling seasons, your heating and air units are working hard and the duct system is the delivery system that conditions your home.
If your ducts are leaking, you are conditioning the outside space your ducts are located, such as the attic or crawlspace. In other words, those are dollars out of your pocket. And because you are conditioning extra space, your unit works even harder with a final result of either comfort issues, air quality, high bills, or all of the above.
The picture above is an example of a disconnected duct that we repaired and sealed and the picture to the right shows a home’s duct system.
There are many types of duct sealing:
Sometimes duct efficiency work involves new duct work installation. When ducts are rusted and in terrible condition, new duct work is generally the solution verses duct sealing.