The Benefits of Sealing Your Air Ducts for the Winter Season

Duct Sealing

The air ducts in your home are just as important a part of your home’s heating system as the furnace or boiler. They’re the delivery system that brings heating to each and every room. In this blog, we’ll walk you through what duct sealing entails and the benefits of having them sealed for the winter season.


What Is Duct Sealing?

Duct sealing involves sealing the joints, gaps and cracks in the air ducts, preventing leaks and contamination. Air ducts are sealed upon installation, but the seals become worn down over time. Corrosion may also cause holes to form. To identify leaks, our HVAC technicians here at Fred F. Collis & Sons will test each area of the air ducts by using pressurized air to see if any air comes through the duct work. Depending on how accessible the air ducts are, they may seal the joints by hand using caulk or by using a remote-controlled sprayer to apply sealant from the inside.


The Benefits of Duct Sealing

Properly-sealed air ducts have the following benefits:

  • Improved energy efficiency. Sealed ductwork will help you get more heat for every dollar you spend on heating. In addition to the savings, your heating system won’t be running at full capacity at all times. This can get you more years out of it and reduce required maintenance, as well as dramatically reduce the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns.

  • Clean and healthy air. Leaks in air ducts can let in dust, mold and other indoor air pollutants. Sealing the air ducts can help make sure that the air making it to every room in your home is healthier. More than providing cleaner air to you and your family, sealed ducts also help keep your indoor spaces clean with fewer particles circulating in the air.

  • Improved comfort. Sealed air ducts deliver warm and cool air where needed, which means you can enjoy comfortable winters with consistent indoor temperatures.

Duct sealing is mostly done indoors, which means you can have yours sealed even in the middle of the season. You may even opt to have your air ducts cleaned at the same time! For more information, contact us at (315) 768-2323 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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