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With temperatures rising in Lake Forest, IL, you will want to have your air conditioner working at its best. One way to help ensure your AC works as it should is to make sure you aren’t losing cool air through leaks in the ductwork.

How Ductwork is Sealed

Duct sealing is professionally done by a certified HVAC tech. The sealant is made of a mixture of polymers and applied with a special blower, sealing the inside of your ductwork. Any existing holes in your air ducts will be closed, and other areas will be reinforced.

Duct sealing takes about an hour to complete. Afterward, the technician performing the job will do an analysis with a comprehensive computer program to verify that all holes are sealed and that air is flowing evenly throughout your home. Your ductwork sealing is guaranteed for 10 years.

More Cost-Effective

Regardless of where the air goes, you are still paying for it. So, the more cool air that comes into your home rather than escaping leaks in your ductwork is good for your budget. An HVAC tech can check to make sure your air is flowing throughout your home without being sidetracked through a leak, thereby costing you your comfort as well as your hard-earned money.

More Energy Efficient

Anytime cool airflow is diverted to somewhere other than inside your home, energy is used inefficiently. Your air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home if some of the air is going into your attic or outside. By taking charge of how your AC system works and having your ducts sealed, your system will be using energy in a more efficient way.

Keep Allergens Out

Holes in your ductwork allow allergens from outside like pollen, car exhaust, and dust to come inside. With professional sealing, your AC will allow cool air to flow easily through the ducts and throughout your home, providing better air quality. For those who suffer from respiratory ailments or allergies. Sealing your ducts can contribute to a better quality of life for them and all who live in your home.

When you’re ready to make an appointment for duct sealing, call us at Ireland Heating & Air. We can schedule an overall maintenance appointment at the same time.

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