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Discover the benefits of proper duct insulation and sealing for your home

Duct insulation plays a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable indoor environment and an energy-efficient home. Proper insulation of your air ducts can significantly improve the energy efficiency and performance of your heating and cooling system. Insulating your air ducts helps to prevent heat loss or gain, depending on the season, and keeps the air inside the ducts at the desired temperature. This means that your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature, which can result in lower energy bills and a longer lifespan for your system. In addition to improving energy efficiency, duct insulation can also help to reduce noise from your HVAC system. Insulated ducts are quieter than uninsulated ducts, which can create a more comfortable and peaceful indoor environment. At Insulation Co. LLC, we offer professional duct insulation services to help you maximize the energy efficiency of your HVAC system and maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Contact us today to learn more about our duct insulation services and schedule an appointment.

what is duct sealing?

Duct sealing is the process of sealing leaks and gaps in your air ducts to improve the energy efficiency and performance of your heating and cooling system. Over time, air ducts can develop leaks and gaps due to age, wear and tear, or improper installation. These leaks can allow hot or cold air to escape, leading to energy waste and higher energy bills. Duct sealing involves identifying and sealing any leaks or gaps in your air ducts using special materials, such as mastic sealant or metal tape. Once the leaks are sealed, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a consistent temperature, resulting in lower energy bills and improved indoor comfort. In addition to improving energy efficiency, duct sealing can also help to improve indoor air quality by reducing the amount of dust, dirt, and other contaminants that enter your home. At our company, we offer professional duct sealing services to help you maximize the energy efficiency and performance of your HVAC system. Our team of experts will identify any leaks or gaps in your air ducts and seal them using the most effective techniques and materials available. Contact us today to learn more about our duct sealing services and schedule an appointment.

Signs your ductwork needs to be sealed

There are several signs that your ductwork may need to be sealed. One of the most common signs is uneven airflow throughout your home. If you notice that some rooms are consistently warmer or cooler than others, this may be an indication that your ductwork is leaking air. Another sign that your ductwork needs to be sealed is an increase in your energy bills. Leaky ducts can cause your heating and cooling system to work harder than it needs to, which can lead to higher energy bills. You may also notice excess dust in your home if your ductwork is leaking air. This is because dust and other particles can enter your ductwork through the leaks and be distributed throughout your home. If you suspect that your ductwork may be leaking, it is important to have it inspected by a professional HVAC technician. They can determine if your ducts need to be sealed and take the necessary steps to improve the efficiency and safety of your heating and cooling system.

  • Dust Issues
  • Damaged Ducts
  • High Energy Bills
  • Constant HVAC System Repairs
  • Older Ducting System
  • Uneven Room Temperatures

BENEFFITS OF DUCT SEALING AND DUCT INSULATION

Better indoor air quality by blocking the entry of any dust or allergens

If your ducts are not insulated it can contribute to poor indoor air quality by allowing things such as dust, contaminants, and moisture to enter into the ducts. Without insulation, these elements can accumulate and will begin to circulate throughout the living spaces, which can lead to health issues, allergen exposure, and an overall less comfortable living space. Properly insulated ducts can lead to better indoor air quality by preventing these irritants and pollutants from entering the ducts and circulating throughout your living space. tear which over time will reduce system performance. When ducts are efficiently insulated it ensures that your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature, extending the lifespan and reducing your maintenance costs.

Quieter operation: Sealed air ducts are quieter than leaky ducts, which can create a more peaceful indoor environment

Insulated ducts help to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home, creating a more comfortable indoor environment. Duct insulation is known to increase energy efficiency and create a more comfortable indoor environment. Ductwork insulation is the practice of adding insulation material to the walls of your air ducts. The reason for this is for the insulation to act as a barrier, preventing any heat transfer between the ducts and the surrounding environment. 

Save you money by lowering your utility bills through reduced energy consumption

Insulating your air ducts can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, resulting in lower energy bills and a longer lifespan for your system.

less wear and tear on your HVAC system

When ductwork is uninsulated, it can strain your HVAC system by failing to maintain the desired indoor temperature efficiently. When there is extreme temperatures, the ducts allow heat loss or gain, causing the heating and cooling system to work harder and consume more energy. The increased workload can lead to premature wear and tear which over time will reduce system performance. When ducts are efficiently insulated it ensures that your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature, extending the lifespan and reducing your maintenance costs.

MASTIC DUCT SEALANT

Mastic duct sealant is an effective and long-lasting solution for sealing leaks in your ductwork. This type of sealant is preferred by HVAC professionals because it is more durable and provides a permanent solution to duct leaks. When you hire an expert to seal your ductwork with mastic, they will first identify the leaks using specialized equipment. Once the leaks have been located, they will clean the surface around the leak to ensure proper adhesion of the mastic sealant. The expert will then apply the mastic sealant over any leaks in the ductwork. If the gaps are larger, they may reinforce it with fiberglass mesh tape to ensure a more secure seal. This will prevent air from escaping through the leaks in your ducts, improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. It is important to hire a professional HVAC technician to seal your ductwork with mastic. They have the experience and expertise to identify leaks and properly apply the sealant to ensure a long-lasting and effective solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where Does ductwork need to be insulated?

Ducts need to be insulated in attics, if they are more than 3 inches in diameter or smaller than 3 inches in diameter, if supply and return ducts in other unconditioned spaces such as basement or crawl space, or any other unconditioned spaces.

what is the cost for ductwork insulation?

The cost to insulate your ductwork depends on a few factors, which material is used, the R-Value, labor, etc… It will depend on the length of the ductwork, the thickness of the ductwork, supplementary materials, and labor costs. It is best to call Insulation Co. for a free quote on what it would cost for this service.

do ducts need to be insulated?

Adding insulation to the ducts has many benefits and although you can always choose to not insulate your ductwork however the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

How does duct insulation work?

Insulation acts as a barrier, this is what slows down the transfer of heat. This will ensure the air inside your ducts remains at the desired temperature as it travels throughout your home. This minimizes heat loss or gain; insulation will allow the HVAC system to work more efficiently.

do you need a professional to insulate your ductwork?

Professional insulation protects your home properly. We recommend having a professional take care of it if you want all of the benefits of optimal energy efficiency. Our team at Insulation Co. LLC has the knowledge and experience to select insulation material with the right R-Value for your ducts, and to install it correctly to ensure it lasts as long as possible. We will also identify and address potential risks, such as pre-existing damage or even mold.

Why you can't use cellulose for DIY duct insulation?

Cellulose insulation is a blown in insulation product, which requires specific machines. It also can be time-consuming for a homeowner but as a professional company insulating with Cellulose takes a lot less time, whereas doing it yourself can take weeks. Cellulose can be more difficult to work with, and you will find it difficult to apply this insulation without leaving any gaps.

why work with us?

over 25 years experience

Serving Seattle for 25+ years with expertise and professionalism. Our experienced team, led by founder Jo, has been dedicated to delivering quality craftsmanship and friendly customer service to all his customers for almost two decades.

10-year warranty on insulation workmanship

All of our work is backed by a 10-year transferable warranty on insulation workmanship and a 2-year transferable warranty on mold remediation, sump pump, and French drain install workmanship (if applicable to the bid scope of work). Included in our warranty is one free complimentary courtesy check.

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Providing licensed, bonded, and insured services for your insulation needs. Trust our expertise and commitment to quality work. It is important to choose a contractor who is licensed, bonded, and insured because this ensures we know how to do our job properly and can protect ourselves against any potential mistakes.

owner run company

Owning a business can be tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Experience the advantage of talking directly to the owner of our business, Jo, who started installing insulation at the young age of 10. Jo, the founder of the company, has firsthand experience in the insulation industry since childhood.

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