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Duct Sealing Services

Duct sealing plays a crucial role in ensuring HVAC efficiency and promoting improved indoor air quality.

Your ductwork is responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your home. However, over time, the ducts can develop leaks and gaps, which lead to energy loss, decreased system efficiency, and compromised indoor air quality. When there are leaks or gaps in the ductwork, conditioned air intended for the occupied spaces can escape into unconditioned areas like attics, crawl spaces, or walls. This results in a waste of energy and increased utility bills as the HVAC system needs to work harder to compensate for the lost air. These leaks can also allow dust, allergens, and other contaminants to enter the ducts, reducing the indoor air quality and potentially causing health issues in your home. 

Proper duct sealing is essential to address these concerns. By sealing the leaks and gaps in the ductwork, the conditioned air can be effectively directed to the intended areas, maximizing HVAC system efficiency and reducing energy waste. Sealing the ducts also prevents the entry of pollutants, dust, and allergens, ensuring cleaner and healthier indoor air for everyone in your home. 

When it comes to providing exceptional service in the HVAC industry, Goettl is a company that stands out. Goettl has built a reputation for our dedication to customer satisfaction and delivering top-quality HVAC solutions. With our expertise and experience, Goettl professionals understand the importance of duct sealing and its impact on HVAC efficiency and indoor air quality. 

Goettl technicians are trained to identify leaks and gaps in the ductwork and employ advanced sealing techniques to ensure a tight and secure seal. We use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment to complete the sealing process efficiently. Goettl is dedicated to delivering outstanding service, including effective duct sealing, to ensure our customers enjoy the benefits of an efficient and healthy HVAC system! 

Goettl has been providing HVAC services to customers throughout the American Southwest for over 80 years. We are proud of this and we remain committed to providing every customer with excellent service and quality work.  

Understanding Duct Sealing 

What is Duct Sealing?

Duct sealing is the process of sealing the leaks and gaps in the ductwork of an HVAC system. With proper duct sealing, you improve the efficiency of the HVAC system by preventing air leaks and ensuring that conditioned air isn’t wasted. 

To address these issues, duct sealing involves identifying and sealing any leaks or gaps in your home’s ductwork. Various materials and techniques can be used for duct sealing, depending on the size and location of the leaks. Here are some common methods: 

  • Duct tape or mastic: Duct tape or specialized duct mastic can be used to seal small gaps or leaks. These materials provide an airtight seal and are applied directly to the areas requiring sealing. 
  • Metal-backed tape: This type of tape has a metal foil backing that provides added strength and durability. It is commonly used for sealing larger gaps or joints in the ductwork. 
  • Aero seal: Aero seal is a technique where a sealant is injected into the duct system and carried by the airflow to seal the leaks. The sealant particles adhere to the edges of the leaks and gradually build up, sealing the gaps effectively. Aero seal is particularly useful for sealing inaccessible or hard-to-reach areas within the ductwork. 
  • Duct insulation: In addition to sealing leaks, insulating the ductwork can further improve energy efficiency. Insulation helps prevent heat gain or loss in the ducts, ensuring that the conditioned air maintains its temperature during transportation. 

Duct sealing should be completed by professionals, like the team at Goettl, who have the necessary expertise and equipment to identify leaks accurately and apply the appropriate sealing methods.   

Why is Duct Sealing Important?

When ducts have leaks or gaps, they can lead to significant energy losses. Leaky ducts allow conditioned air to escape into unconditioned spaces like attics, crawl spaces, or walls, resulting in increased energy consumption and reduced comfort in the living areas. Additionally, leaky ducts can draw in unconditioned air, bringing in pollutants, dust, and allergens, which can negatively affect indoor air quality.

Signs Your Ductwork Needs Sealing

Leaky ductwork can significantly impact the efficiency and comfort of your home’s heating and cooling system. There are several common signs that can indicate your ductwork requires sealing:

  • High energy bills are a big sign as leaks in the ducts can cause conditioned air to escape, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.  
  • If your home is consistently dusty, you may have unsealed ducts drawing in dust and debris from attics or crawl spaces, circulating them throughout your living spaces.  
  • If certain rooms are consistently difficult to heat or cool compared to others, it may be a result of leaks, as conditioned air is not reaching those areas effectively.  

Identifying and addressing these signs promptly can help improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and overall comfort in your home. 

Our Duct Sealing Process 

Inspection and Assessment

The initial inspection process conducted by Goettl’s team is crucial to assess the state of the ductwork and identify any problem areas. A qualified technician will carefully examine the duct system using advanced diagnostic tools and techniques. We will inspect the visible sections of the ductwork as well as access points such as registers and grilles.

During the inspection, our technician will look for signs of leaks, loose connections, gaps, or damage in the ducts. They may use thermal imaging cameras to detect temperature variations along the ducts, which can indicate air leaks. Pressure testing may also be performed to measure the efficiency of the system and identify areas with significant air loss. 

The assessment process helps our technician determine the extent of the duct sealing required and develop a comprehensive plan to address the issues found. 

Comprehensive Duct Sealing

Goettl’s team takes pride in providing thorough and effective duct sealing services. We’re perfectionists with a keen eye for detail who only use high-quality materials.

Once the problem areas have been identified, the technician will begin the sealing process. They will access the ducts at appropriate points and use specialized sealants or tapes to close any leaks or gaps. The sealants used are specifically designed for ductwork and are resistant to temperature changes and air pressure. 

In addition to sealing visible leaks, the technician will also address potential hidden leaks by inspecting joints, connections, and bends in the duct system. They will carefully seal these areas to ensure maximum efficiency and prevent air loss. 

Goettl’s team may also recommend insulating the ductwork to further enhance energy efficiency. Insulation helps maintain the temperature of the air inside the ducts and prevents heat transfer, which helps reduce energy waste. 

Post-Sealing Evaluation and Clean-Up

Goettl’s team is committed to delivering high-quality services. After completing the duct sealing process, we carry out post-sealing evaluation and testing to ensure optimal effectiveness of our work. A trained technician will inspect all areas thoroughly, looking for remaining leaks or other issues requiring further attention.  

Once the assessment confirms successful air duct sealing, the next step is a cleaning procedure. This includes clearing debris from dirty registers or grilles to make them free from any dust that may have accumulated. Our experienced professionals are detail-obsessed, so we leave everything spotless! 

The Benefits of Duct Sealing with Goettl 

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality

Sealing ducts with Goettl offer significant benefits for indoor air quality. Ductwork that contains leaks or gaps can draw in dust, allergens, and pollutants from unconditioned spaces like attics, basements, or crawl spaces. These contaminants can then circulate throughout the home, leading to poor indoor air quality and potential health issues.

By sealing the ductwork, Goettl prevents outside pollutants from entering the HVAC system, ensuring that the air circulated within the home is cleaner and healthier. Sealing eliminates the pathways for contaminants to enter, helping to reduce allergies, respiratory problems, and other health concerns related to poor indoor air quality.

Reduced Energy Bills

One of the significant benefits of duct sealing is the potential for cost savings on energy bills. Leaky ducts can result in significant air loss, causing the HVAC system to work harder to compensate for the lost air. This leads to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. 

Sealing eliminates air leaks and ensures that conditioned air reaches its intended destination without unnecessary loss. With improved airflow, the HVAC system operates more efficiently, reducing energy waste—resulting in lower energy bills. 

Extended HVAC System Life

Leaky ducts will cause excessive strain on HVAC systems because they must put in extra energy to reach desired temperature levels—a scenario that wears out their components prematurely due to increased workload demands over time.  

By correcting any identified leaks with high-quality techniques and materials capable of resealing your home’s airways precisely—Goettl will make sure your HVAC system is working as it should – leading to a longer, more efficient lifespan for the system.   

Duct Sealing FAQs 

The frequency of sealing air ducts depends on several factors, such as the age of your home, the quality of the initial installation, and your local climate. There are certain indicators that may suggest the need for more frequent inspections and sealing, including higher energy bills, a dusty home, or certain rooms not heating or cooling as they should. 

DIY duct sealing can be very complex and challenging. A professional service by experienced technicians will most likely lead to lower costs in the long run because they have the correct equipment, expertise, and ability to diagnose and correct any issue the right way. 

Sealing your air ducts can lead to significant energy savings in your home. The exact amount of savings will vary depending on several factors, including the condition of your existing ductwork, the size of your home, and your home’s heating and cooling usage patterns. However, research and studies have indicated that sealing leaky ducts can result in energy savings ranging from 10% to 30%.

Contact Goettl for Your Duct Sealing Needs Today

You can trust the experts at Goettl to maintain your HVAC systems with our expert duct sealing services. Our number one goal is to make sure your home is comfortable and your HVAC system is working efficiently.  Contact us today to get started with quality HVAC services, including duct sealing.