Why Duct Sealing Is So Important (Plus: Rebate Offer!)

Proper comfort and energy efficiency in your home is about more than the AC and heater. It’s also about the ventilation system that carries conditioned air to the rooms. It’s easy to put the ductwork out of your mind since you can’t see most of it, but that’s a mistake. Air ducts with damage will start to leak air, and this will have an impact on your comfort, energy savings, and even the quality of your indoor air.

Leaking air ducts cost you money!

The U.S. Department of Energy has discovered that up to 30% of the air that moves through the ductwork of an HVAC system can be lost to leaks. That’s air that you’re paying to heat or cool that ends up going to waste because it never reaches the rooms. This can end wasting hundreds of dollars a year. For a place as hot as Arizona, the amount you’ll lose from the air conditioning alone is tremendous.

Leaking air ducts mean poor comfort!

You don’t lose only money when your ductwork’s integrity begins to collapse. It will also lower your comfort. As the AC and heater lose air, air pressure inside the ductwork will drop and the air flow from the vents will turn sluggish. It will take longer to distribute cold or warm air around your home, resulting in hot spots. You simply won’t have the comfort you’re used to when the ducts are damaged.

The solution: duct testing and sealing

You can’t solve this problem on your own. Call on HVAC technicians with the right equipment and experience. They will test your ducts to locate the leaks, and then use metallic tapes and mastic sealant to close up the gaps and make the ventilation system airtight once more.

You can receive a cash rebate for duct testing and duct repair!

Here’s an extra incentive to have your home’s ductwork tested and any leaks sealed: Both the Salt River Project (SRP) and Arizona Public Service (APS) are offering an additional $400 rebate per HVAC system (up to a maximum of $2000 per household) for customers who have professional duct testing and any necessary repairs done. Call us today to arrange for this service.

Rely on Magic Touch Mechanical in Tempe, AZ for all your HVAC needs.