If you have a ventilation system in your home, it is a vital part of your comfort and well–being. The ducts are responsible for moving conditioned air from the heater/air conditioner and distributing it to the rooms throughout the house. The ductwork also keeps the air fresh by protecting it from outside contamination and it maintains energy efficiency by slowing down heat loss and heat gain.

But for the ventilation system to work correctly, the ductwork must have a strong air seal along its length. If the ducts have gaps, cracks, or holes, it will severely weaken the HVAC system and trigger other problems as well. When a ductwork system’s integrity starts to fail, it requires the services of professionals to test for leaks and to seal up the breaches.

AZ Air Conditioning and Heating offers a number of services for ventilation systems in Los Angeles, including skilled duct sealing. When you notice warnings that the ducts are in trouble, give us a call and schedule service.

For professional duct sealing in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas, call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating and talk to our team of indoor air quality specialists today.

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Why You Need Air Duct Sealing

There are a number of negative consequences to neglecting duct sealing on ventilation systems that require it:

  • Drop in air pressure: The first effect of air leaks in ductwork is a drop in air pressure inside the ventilation system. This will cause a plunge in airflow from the vents and a decline in comfort in your home, whether you have the heater or the air conditioner working.
  • Lowered efficiency: When air pressure drops and heat begins to either escape or enter the ducts, changing the temperature from its desired level, the HVAC system will start to work extra in order to compensate. You will see your energy bills begin to skyrocket, and they won’t come back to earth until you have professionals seal up the air leaks.
  • Poor indoor air quality: Ductwork in a home travels through closed–off spots of a house, such as between the walls, and these places are often dusty and filled with contamination that you definitely don’t want getting into your home. But openings in the ducts will invite these unwanted particles inside the ventilation system and out into your living spaces. Sealing these holes will keep your air fresh.

Signs You Need Duct Sealing

There are some warnings you can watch for that will tell you there are duct issues that need professional service:

  • Rattling sounds from the vents: Damaged vents will make rattling sounds as their material becomes looser.
  • Musty, moldy smells: As unwanted contamination starts to enter the ducts, and as they open up to stuffy and dusty areas, you will begin to notice unpleasant odors coming from the vents.
  • Spikes in heating and cooling bills: Never ignore an apparently unexplained leap in your energy bills while the heater or AC is running. If the system seems to be working fine, the fault may lie in the ventilation system.

Sealing Ductwork Is Our Job: Call Us When You Need Service in the LA Area

You cannot handle the work of sealing up the ducts in your home yourself—and ductwork is not a tool you should use! Call instead for skilled ductwork and indoor air quality experts to take on the job. At AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, our professionals can evaluate your ducts with our professional tools and then take care of all the duct–sealing work necessary to restore the airtight seal of your ventilation system once more. Contact us today for duct sealing in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding area.

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