Air duct health is essential. Whenever an HVAC system breaks down, one of the most common culprits is an improperly sealed air duct. Air duct leaks and broken seals can cause your AC unit issues to worsen as time goes on. Do not let these issues continue to worsen by neglecting unsealed and leaky air ducts.
The average cost to seal air ducts is around $1,000 to $3,000. In the long run, air duct sealing will help your home remain energy efficient, save you money, and provide a lot of other benefits. Treat the cost of air duct sealing as an investment and not an expense. The work involved in sealing your air ducts will be the most significant factor in determining the price.
Sealing air ducts can be a DIY project. However, it is best to call a professional for more extensive and advanced work to ensure your leaks are sealed properly. Air ductwork can be expensive and complicated, but Ambient Edge’s technicians have the experience necessary to get the job done. Our licensed and certified technicians can find those leaks in your air ducts and seal them. We work quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality. Our goal is to make sure you are 100% satisfied with a job well done. Call us at (888) 628-5890 to make an appointment.
Why It Matters to Seal Air Ducts
According to Energy Star®, air ducts that leak can cause issues with your AC unit, reduce your indoor air quality, and raise your energy bills. All three of these problems are detrimental to your health, comfort, and financial stability. You should not be punishing yourself every time you use your AC.
Air duct leaks can cause your AC unit to work harder than it needs to. When you have leaks and other issues with your air ducts, the air that would otherwise regulate the temperature of your home, business, or office gets lost. This lost air means you will have uneven heating or cooling, and it will take longer to get to the temperature you set for your thermostat. AC units that work too hard may also be prone to mechanical failures and breakdowns. These issues can drastically reduce the life of your AC unit. It is not economical or convenient to replace an AC unit every few years when it should last upwards of ten. Having your AC unit breakdown during a heatwave would be bad, but even worse is paying the cost to replace it.
Indoor air quality is important for your comfort and health. Leaking air ducts allow moisture, dust, pests, mold, and many other biological or chemical pollutants to enter. These pollutants can range from mild to severe in terms of danger. You should treat air pollutants as dangerous, and the first step to preventing bad indoor air quality is to seal your ducts so pollutants can’t get inside in the first place. Pollutants not only reduce your indoor air quality, but they can also cause damage to your AC unit and the building’s internal structure.
Energy bills are already expensive, and leaking air ducts can raise them more. The U.S. Department of Energy shows how folks often spend hundreds of dollars more every year with faulty air ducts. Because leaky air ducts cause your AC unit to work harder, it will also consume more energy. And when it consumes more energy, it is less efficient because the air it is blowing out is otherwise lost due to a leak. It is a cycle that ends up costing you more money every month in energy bills.
How Much It Costs
Air duct sealing will generally range between $1,500 to $2,000 for a small to medium-sized home or office. The bigger the home and scope of ductwork there is, the more it will cost. Larger homes or offices can cost up to $4,000 to seal. Duct sealing can be less expensive if you can locate the leak and tape it up yourself. However, for those smaller and harder-to-reach areas, you should consider hiring a professional to fill those cracks and gaps.
Duct sealing is not inexpensive, but neglecting your ducts will end up costing you more in the future. Leaky ducts reduce indoor air quality, require more maintenance for your AC, and can raise your energy bill. The price for sealing air ducts is nothing compared to how much you would spend by allowing your air ducts to remain unsealed.
Seal Your Air Ducts with a Professional
You can do small ductwork repairs if you have access to the problem areas. For anything more complicated, it is always best to call a professional to help. The benefits of sealing air ducts greatly outweigh the cost and serve as an investment that saves you stress later on.
At Ambient Edge, we use Aeroseal to seal up your ducts from the inside out. Aeroseal comes with a ten-year warranty and has been laboratory tested to be safe, strong, and long-lasting. We work to ensure that you are always 100% satisfied with everything we do. Call us at (888) 628-5890 to set up an appointment with one of our licensed technicians.