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Are Your Air Ducts Leaking?

By All-Temp Heating & Cooling

Date Published: January 9, 2020

What are the benefits of duct sealing? A properly installed and sealed HVAC dust system is the ultimate in comfort, energy efficient, and safer. Not to mention – leaky ducts cost you money in wasted warm air.

What Are the Benefits to Duct Sealing?

Better Comfort

A sealed duct system more evenly distributes the air throughout your home. Sealing and insulating ducts help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.

Cleaner Indoor Air Quality

Fumes from insulation and household particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating allergy and asthma problems. Sealing ducts can help improve your home’s indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts then distributing circulating through your home.

Peace of Mind Safety

During normal operation, gas appliances such as clothes dryers, water heaters, and furnaces release combustion gases such as carbon monoxide through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing your duct system, eliminating leaks, can minimize this risk.


Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.

Do you feel that you are losing energy as a result of holes in your air ducts? Have you noticed that your energy bills are unusually high for the amount of usage? At All-Temp Heating & Cooling, LLC, our Charlottesville HVAC specialists can provide you with an inspection of your air ducts to determine if you may benefit from Aeroseal duct sealing. Call All-Temp for a free evaluation on your home’s heating and cooling duct system.