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Duct Sealing Services in Columbia, SC by Fulmer Heating & Cooling
The ducts in your home may be unobtrusive, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need professional indoor air quality services every now and again. One of the most important services your ducts need is duct sealing. If you haven’t had your ducts sealed in a while, or ever, you should call Fulmer Heating & Cooling immediately and schedule an appointment. We offer a full range of duct sealing services throughout Columbia, SC. We can help ensure that your home is both more comfortable, and more energy efficient. Read on to find out more about duct sealing, and the many benefits that it can provide. Contact us for more information.
Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers quality duct sealing services in Columbia, SC.
Why Duct Sealing Is Necessary
Air ducts are surprisingly susceptible to developing leaks. From the time they are installed onward, ducts can develop leaks for any number of reasons up to and including normal use. While the leaks are often small, they tend to be quite numerous and add up quickly. The US Department of Energy estimates that the average forced air system loses as much as 30% of its output to duct leaks. That means that nearly a third of the total cost of operating your heating and air conditioning systems is going completely to waste. If you want to reclaim that 30% of your systems’ output, duct sealing is the best way to do it.
The Process of Duct Sealing
First and foremost, duct sealing must be preceded by duct testing. Otherwise, there would be no way to find all the leaks. Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers a full range of duct testing services, which you can learn about elsewhere on this site. Once the leaks have been identified, however, it’s time to seal them. Mastic, a kind of epoxy, is painted into the leaks in the ducts. Once the mastic dries, it is stiff enough to seal the leak while still being flexible enough to move with the ducts without cracking. The mastic is occasionally supplemented by regulation aluminum duct tape. This duct tape is different from the duct tape that you are likely thinking of, which is actually not very good at sealing ducts at all.
We Provide Full Duct Sealing Services
Duct sealing is something that can only be done properly by professional technicians. Messing around in your ducts without knowing what you are doing is pretty much guaranteed to do more harm than good. You probably aren’t going to get all of the leaks, and the ones you do seal will likely not be done properly. Trust us to take care of your duct sealing services instead. We can make sure that your ducts are properly sealed, returning that large chunk of climate control output to you.
If you need duct sealing services of any kind, call Fulmer Heating & Cooling today and set up an appointment. We offer a full range of duct sealing services throughout Columbia, SC. No matter what state your ducts are in, even if you’ve never had them sealed before, we can help improve them.