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Duct Sealing in Spring, TX by Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling

Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling - Duct Sealing

The ventilation network in a home consists of lengths of ductwork made from a combination of sheet metal and flexible plastic ducts. These ducts undergo a large amount of stress over the years, and this will often lead to leakage and holes that allow the air inside to escape. The resulting drop in air pressure inside the ventilation system will cause heating and cooling bills to rise, and it can also result in a decline in indoor air quality as contaminants enter the ductwork.

What can be done about this? Calling ductwork experts to seal up the leaks and holes. (No, don’t even think about trying to do it yourself with duct tape.) Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling offers the professional duct sealing service that you may require in Spring, TX to keep your ventilation system in top shape and your comfort, health, and budget protected.

The HVAC technicians at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling provide professional duct sealing in Spring, TX and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule service.

Signs You Need Air Duct Sealing

Since the ductwork in your home is hidden behind construction material, you might wonder just how you will know that the ducts need sealing. That’s a good question, and the answer is that you must watch for various warning signs that the ductwork is leaking:

  • Increased utility bills: If the utility bills associated with heating and cooling your home start to make an unexpected rise that isn’t connected to any other malfunction, it is possible that air is escaping from the leaks in the ducts. In fact, these air leaks can account for a loss of up to 30% of the air in the ducts, and that means a significant rise in energy costs.
  • Musty and moldy smells from the vents: Because air leaks in ducts open up on closed off sections of your house (between walls, the attic) they can draw in musty and dust–filled air. When you notice odd smells from the vents, it may be because of breaks in the ventilation system.
  • Decline in airflow: Does the airflow coming from the room vents feel sluggish and less powerful than it should? A likely reason is too much air escaping from leaky ductwork.

Why Professionals Are Necessary for Duct Sealing

It’s unfortunate that duct tape carries a name that makes people think they can use it to repair ducts on their own. That’s not what duct tape is used for, and you should never undertake duct sealing as a "do–it–yourself" project. Even finding all the leaks in a ventilation system requires professionals with special duct testing equipment. The trained experts will locate the air leaks and then use mastic sealant and metallic tapes to restore the ventilation system’s integrity. It only takes a phone call to schedule the sealing work you need done.

Contact Us for Expert Duct Sealing in Spring, TX

Most homes that use ducts for their heating and cooling will need ducts sealing done at some time or another. The first step is to arrange for duct testing, and our technicians at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling are glad to do this job for you. Once we determine where your ventilation system needs sealing, we will get the job done fast and leave you with an energy–efficient HVAC system. Let us take care of your home’s ventilation system in Spring, TX.