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Duct Sealing in Washington, DC by Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Most homes rely on an extensive network of ducts hidden in the walls and floors to distribute conditioned air from the AC and heater. Because this ductwork is mostly disguised from sight, it’s easy to assume that it’s in good shape and won’t need repair work. But this is often not the case: ducts can develop air leaks over time through holes and gaps between connection points. You might be unaware of it, but these leaks could be costing you an immense amount of money in energy bills and threatening the operation of the heater and air conditioner. They might even be lowering your indoor air quality.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here to help! We provide work on ducts to seal up costly air leaks. We can test the integrity of your ductwork and determine where you need to have sealing done. Once we’re finished, you will have an energy-efficient HVAC system and noticeable savings on your monthly utility bills. Contact our team today to schedule your duct sealing.

Look to the indoor air quality specialists at Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling when you need duct sealing for your home in Washington, DC or the surrounding areas.

Why You Need Duct Sealing

Considering the amount of ductwork in a home, you might wonder why a few leaks here and there are such a problem. How bad could it be? Well, very bad, actually. Here are the reasons that you need those holes sealed:

  • Loss of energy efficiency: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky air ducts can cause an HVAC system to lose up to 30% of the air moving through it. That’s air you pay to heat or cool that ends up going to waste. You don’t want to throw away that much money each time your air conditioning or heating turns on.
  • Stress on the AC and heater: Ductwork needs to maintain an airtight seal along its length to prevent a drop in air pressure. When air starts to escape through gaps, it makes the AC and heater work harder to compensate. This not only means higher bills, it also means a shorter lifespan for the overworked HVAC system and far more repair bills.
  • Lower indoor air quality: Since ducts run through closed–off areas of a home, gaps along them can draw in dusty, humid and contaminant–filled air. These pollutants then end up blown out into your living spaces. Sealing up leaks will help protect your household from poor indoor air quality.

Duct Sealing from Professionals

If thinking about duct leaks immediately brings to mind duct tape, you need to take a step back. Duct tape is actually useless for ducts (although it’s useful for many other things). Furthermore, even if you could use store–bought duct tape to seal air leaks, you wouldn’t be able to locate all the leaks or easily access your ductwork. You must have skilled professionals with the right equipment to handle the job.

When you call on Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for duct sealing, you’ll receive quality service. Our technicians will find all the air leaks and then use tools such as mastic sealant and metallic tapes to make your ducts airtight once again. If you suspect that leaky ducts are causing your bills to rise, give us a call.