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Duct Sealing: How It Can Help You

Homeowners think that their HVAC system is the only important component to their energy-efficiency. While it certainly is the most important aspect of it, since your air conditioner or heater will produce the comfortable temperatures you need, it’s not the only piece.

Your ductwork is a huge part of the cooling and heating process as well, and the leakier it is, the more problems you’re going to encounter. Not only that, but no matter how powerful your heater is, it’ll never be able to keep you cozy and comfortable for an affordable price without sealed ducts.

Do you need duct sealing in Brampton, ON? What are the conditions of your ducts? Well, we can answer those questions if you keep reading. We’ll talk about everything that can be improved by duct sealing. This is an absolutely essential service and we promise you’ll be better off after you get it done.

Do You Need Duct Sealing?

This is the first thing we have to tackle. If a homeowner doesn’t believe that they need their ducts sealed, what’s the point of talking about how beneficial it is? The first step is admitting that there’s a problem in the first place. So, let’s talk about it.

Over years, your ducts begin to develop holes, gaps, tears, and other things that can let your treated air out and the untreated air in. What this means is that the warm air your heater makes is then going to get mixed with cold air in the winter, and the conditioned air that your AC makes is going to get warmed up in the summer. The air that then comes from the vents in your home is going to feel lukewarm and not as comfortable as it should. This is bad.

This can only be fixed by duct sealing

How Duct Sealing Works

Professionals use all sorts of sprays that are both environmentally friendly and incredibly effective at keeping your ducts tightly sealed. First, a pro needs to locate where your gaps or tears are by performing a pressure test. Once these problematic locations are noticed, they can begin sealing them with spray sealants and other materials that are tested and proven to get the job done right.

This service really doesn’t take very long. Eventually, a pro will be finished and you can test the efficacy and efficiency of your HVAC system. You’ll feel more comfortable, enjoy a more accurate thermostat, and you’ll start to notice the difference in your energy or heating bills. It’s as simple as that!

“Can’t I Just Duct Tape My Ducts?”

Contrary to popular belief, that’s not what duct tape is meant to do. The name is a poor choice in our opinion because duct tape is not a very good method of sealing ducts. In fact, duct tape can spring holes and leaks very easily, and will soon hurt your efficiency in just a few months. Seriously, this is not the kind of project you want to enlist a DIY tutorial for. Hire the pros that know what they’re doing so you can save some reasonable amounts of money.

Call Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. for quality duct sealing, repair, and replacement services!

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