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Duct Sealing in NJ

Serving New Jersians since 1979

By now, you may already know the warning signs that your AC unit is on the fritz—loud and unusual noises, incorrect temperature readings, or insufficient cooling power that stem from broken or malfunctioning parts. These problems may result in higher utility costs and irreversible damage to your HVAC system.  If annual maintenance calls have kept your unit in check, but you’re still seeing signs of energy inefficiency, it’s time to call us for duct sealing in NJ. At Eastern Shore Heating and Air Conditioning, we have more than 42 years of experience under our toolbelts, and we’ve helped over 3,000 residential and commercial properties reap the benefits of ideal indoor air quality.  To see what everyone is raving about, visit our reviews page and give us a call today for a free estimate!

How to Tell When You Require Duct Sealing Services

Central air conditioning means the cool air from your HVAC system passes through a series of vents or ducts to reach each room of your home. However, faulty ducts affect how well these rooms receive heating and air conditioning.  Seemingly small holes and cracks in your ductwork allow up to 30% of controlled air to seep out of your home. Similarly, undesirable outdoor temperatures find their way into your living quarters, making it challenging to keep cool during the humid summers. As you crank up the air, your energy costs will begin to increase, indicating you have a problem.  Other indicators you should look out for when determining whether you need repairs, replacements, or duct sealing in NJ include: 
  • A lack of warm air coming from your system in the winter raising your heating bills
  • Noticeable wear and tear on visible air ducts in basements, attics, garages, or other small spaces
  • A stuffy or moldy smell originating from one or more household vents
  • Limited airflow from any vent
  • A rattling or vibrating noise coming from the ductwork rather than the AC unit

What Does the Sealing Process Entail?

Once you realize you need duct sealing in NJ, count on our certified and experienced HVAC contractors. They’re passionate about what they do and, therefore, will get your system working effectively in one visit. During this visit, expect an Eastern Shore technician to: 
  • Conduct a full inspection of your air duct system: We’ll check for tangled or unlinked air vents, as well as loose parts that will eventually come undone.
  • Remove old or deteriorating insulation: Poor insulation alone leads to a 30% loss of heating or air conditioning. It may also harbor small rodents, insects, mold, and mildew.
  • Target and seal duct leakage: Our technicians use metal tape and other durable materials to strap up unsecured vents and use high-end fasteners to clamp and screw the ducts into place.
  • Run tests: We’ll check the entire HVAC unit after the sealing process is complete.

Ductwork Repairs

While having your air ducts sealed will undeniably increase your unit’s efficiency, keeping your controlled climate in check and the uncomfortable outdoor temperatures at bay, some problems demand a more extensive fix.  Typically, loud banging or rumbling noises from inside your ductwork means that intense air pressure from your system is lashing against the duct walls. However, if the noise is loud and consistent, one of our professionals will determine the root cause and alleviate the issue. Usually, proper padded insulation will dull the noises while supporting the system during impact from air pressure.  You may also need duct repairs if your system is tangled or dented in some areas. With our high-end equipment, we’ll work out the kinks.

Ductwork Replacements

Duct sealing in NJ is also not viable when a section of your ductwork or your entire air duct system is faulty. The lifespan of standard ductwork is 10 to 15 years, meaning your unit will require constant repairs while proving less effective as it continues to age.  While replacing the ductwork that runs through the entirety of your home via the walls, floors, and ceilings may seem intimidating, trust Eastern Shore contractors to take the load off. Our courteous and professional technicians will take a maximum of three workdays to replace your system while ensuring your surroundings are as unaffected as possible.  When you choose Eastern Shore, you also get top-of-the-line brands guaranteed to prolong the life of your new HVAC system and air ducts. Some brands that we’ve installed in various homes across Central New Jersey include: 
  • Rheem
  • Honeywell
  • Comfortmaker
  • Bryant
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Weil-McLain

Trust Eastern Shore

The Homieks, the founders and operators of Eastern Shore, combine fast and reliable services with affordable and competitive prices. It’s our goal to provide each customer with high-end services and quality brand names for each repair, replacement, and duct sealing in NJ.  To learn more about our special discounts or free estimates, contact us at 732-800-9416 today!

FAQ on Ductwork

Understanding how duct sealing works can be as complex as your intricate duct system itself. To help you better comprehend these common household fixtures, below are answers to some common questions we receive from new and loyal customers alike. 

Why are exposed ducts have a higher risk of damage?

When sections of your ductwork are not hidden behind walls or under floors, it makes it easier for small creatures in your basement, attic, or garage to tunnel their way into the dark vents.  It’s also easier for you to accidentally place objects on your ductwork, weighing it down and contributing to dents and other wear and tear. Allow us to protect your exposed ducts by fully insulating them in a matter of hours.

Why do my ducts smell bad?

There are several reasons why your ductwork may have an unusual smell. If you have duct leakage, rain, snow, and other moisture from outdoors will find their way into your system, eventually leading to mold and mildew growth.  Other more pressing concerns include if your blower motor or heat exchanger is damaged or overheating, in which case, call us immediately at 732-800-9416.