When visiting a home for a repair, one of the most common problems we run into is poorly sealed and constructed ducts. Properly maintained duct systems are important for healthy air flow throughout your home. Poorly sealed ducts cause leakage, which draws moist air into crawlspaces, resulting in the growth of pollutants, such as mildew, combustion gases and mold. We want to educate our customers on the importance of quality duct sealing and the damaging effects it has on the home if constructed improperly. Find out if you are at risk.
Poorly constructed sealing forces your HVAC system to work harder. The harder your system has to work the more energy your HVAC uses in order to heat or cool your home. When your home’s energy usage levels increase, so do your utility bills. Proper ductwork sealing is vital if you want your system to work efficiently. The tighter the sealing, the easier it is for your HVAC to perform.
The majority of duct leakage issues have nothing to do with the product used, but rather the manner in which the sealing was installed. Below is an example of what happens over time when duct sealing is poorly constructed. For this particular customer, the ductwork connections and return box were not sealed correctly, so this system sucked in crawlspace dirt for 24 years.
Breathing in poor quality indoor air can result in health problems such as asthma, respiratory issues and more…
Your home’s crawlspaces are some of the dirtiest places in the home and they can’t be cleaned easily. A home’s ducts run through these crawlspaces. If air is able to flow through a leaky duct, a crawlspace can potentially collect dust, dander and hazardous particles from insulation.
Eliminate contaminated air by having the experts at Carolina Comfort Air properly seal your duct system. You may benefit from our duct testing, sealing and repair services if you’re experiencing the following…
- Moisture damage in the crawl space or living area
- Musty odors throughout the home
- Darkening carpet around your vents
- High humidity throughout the home