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Duct Sealing: When to Call in the Professionals

Leaky Ducts Waste Money

The average household loses 20 percent of its tempered air through leaky ductwork. Improper duct sealing will leak air and force your system to work harder just to produce regular temperatures. For that reason, the leaks result in higher monthly utility bills and insufficient comfort levels in your home. But when the leaks are sealed, you can reduce your bills significantly.

Air Duct Professionals to the Rescue

You should leave duct sealing to the expert. The reason is that ducts are usually located in hard-to-reach places, like your home’s walls and floors. Even the ducts that are easier to reach, like those in your basement, attic and garage, should be sealed by an expert who has years of experience.

Air duct professionals can also improve the efficiency of your HVAC by properly insulating your ductwork. In fact, ducts located in areas of your house that can get warm during the summer and cool during the winter have to be sufficiently insulated. But even the ductwork located in areas like your attic, garage and crawlspace would benefit from proper duct sealing and insulation. Plus, the money that you’ll save on your utility bills will more than make up for the cost of this maintenance.

Ensure New Systems Get Proper Duct Sealing and Insulation

When choosing a contractor to add new equipment in your home, always look for a contractor who abides by the Energy Star quality installation guidelines. Experts who stick to these guidelines will carry out a full evaluation of your home’s duct system. They will seal all leaks so that your equipment will provide the most comfort possible.

Duct sealing is an excellent way to improve the way your home uses energy. If you know there are leaks in your home’s ductwork, you need to contact an expert. At Air-Tro, we’ve serviced the Pasadena area since 1969. We have what it takes to help you with any of your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.


Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County. To get started, check out our website.