Ways Ducts Sealing Helps Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioning system consists of a number of components, and with a traditional split system air conditioner, one of these components is your ductwork. Without your ductwork, the cool air generated by your AC would not be able to reach your indoor living spaces. Ductwork is durable, but it isn’t infallible, and over time, damage and corrosion can set it, making your ductwork faulty. Faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of your home’s total air loss, a significant amount of air to lose from your AC system. But there’s a great service that can help remedy faulty ductwork: professional duct sealing, handled by our experts at Certified Air Systems, Inc.

What Is Duct Sealing?

Duct sealing is a process where cracks, holes and disconnections are repaired using an adhesive called mastic. When mastic is first applied, it is similar to a paste, and it contains fibers so that when it hardens, it becomes a solid seal. When your technician seals your ductwork, he/she will first coat the problem areas with mastic, then place a piece of foil or fiberglass tape over it to secure the bond. When repairing disconnected ends, your technician will coat both ends with mastic, join the ends together and bind them with metal binding and sheet metal nails. The mastic will cure, reinforcing the bond.

How Does This Help My AC?

Here are the ways duct sealing helps your air conditioner:

  • Less stress – when your ductwork loses significant amounts of air, your air conditioning system has to compensate for this, and it does so by working harder. Extra stress on your AC can make it more prone to malfunction and breakdown.
  • Better energy efficiency – whenever your air conditioner has to work harder, it uses more energy. When you remove the issue causing the increased energy usage, you’ll realize better energy efficiency.
  • Less wear and tear – working extra hard to compensate for the lost air greatly increases the level of wear and tear on your air conditioning system; this can lead to premature aging.

If you have concerns about your ductwork, call our experts today and schedule an appointment for your home in Orlando, FL.

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