Duct Sealing: What To Expect If You Hire A Contractor To Do The Job


duct sealing, Boston, MassachusettsIf your utility bills seem higher than normal, yet you’re left with stuffy rooms or excessive dust in your home, the ductwork could be to blame. Hiring a professional to complete duct sealing can provide you with a number of lasting benefits.

Here’s what to expect if you hire a contractor to seal the ductwork in your home.

  • Comfort: It’s common for rooms located farthest from the air conditioner to feel stuffy and overly warm. The reason is that air is lost through gaps in the ductwork as it travels to the furthest rooms in your home. With duct sealing complete and all the gaps closed, it’s easier to maintain consistent temperatures and humidity throughout the home.
  • Utility bills: Those high utility bills caused by leaky ducts are decreased significantly after duct sealing is done. In fact, many homeowners see a decrease of 20 percent or more in their heating and cooling bills after the ducts have been sealed.
  • Air quality: Certainly air can escape through gaps in the ductwork, but dust, insulation particles and chemical fumes can also enter the airway. When this happens, the quality of your indoor air degrades and can aggravate allergies. Put a stop to dirty indoor air with duct sealing.
  • Safety: Another issue with leaky ducts is that it can cause “backdrafting.” This is when combustion gases from furnaces, boilers, clothes dryers or water heaters are drawn back inside instead of being safely exhausted to the exterior. This health hazard can be prevented with duct sealing.
  • Environment: If you’re trying to do your part to support a healthy environment, sealing your ductwork is an important step to take. It’s one way you can significantly reduce the amount of energy consumed in your home, which is always beneficial for the environment.

With so many benefits available from duct sealing, what are you waiting for? Contact Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more or book an appointment online. We serve residents living in the Route 495/128 area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.

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