3 Signs That You Need to Have Your Ducts Sealed

If you, like so many other homeowners, use a ducted, forced air distribution system in order to cool your home effectively throughout, you really need to know that your air ducts are in fine working condition. Over time, and for a number of reasons, issues may develop in which your air ducts are compromised. When that happens, the overall performance of your ducted HVAC system(s) will suffer.


Professional duct sealing in Miami, FL is really the only way in which to resolve such problems. Because your ductwork is largely hidden from view, though, you not be sure of when duct sealing is needed. Here are a few tips to help you recognize the need for this valuable service.

Hot Spots Throughout the House

Obviously, we use our air conditioners far more in this part of the country than we do any type of heating system. If you are running your air conditioner, and find that certain areas of your home are just not as cool and comfortable as others, it could be due to the fact that you have leaks in the ducts servicing that area of the house. Heat and make its way into those ducts, driving up the temperature of the air that is eventually distributed to those effected areas.

Increased Cooling Costs

If your air conditioner is tasked with cooling more and more air to overcome the issue of hot spots in your home, it is going to use more energy than it otherwise would. That means that you will be paying for more energy. If your home cooling costs seem inordinately high, you may need to have your air ducts professionally sealed.

Reduced Indoor Air Quality

Does it seem like there are more pollutants than usual in your home? Are your allergies acting up? Is dusting a more and more frequent necessity? You could have leaky ductwork, into which pollutants are pulled. Once they are in your ducts, they can be distributed throughout your entire home via this system.

Schedule your IAQ services with the pros at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Miami!