When it's Time for a Duct Cleaning, Duct Cleaning & Duct Sealing: What’s The Difference?, indoor air quality, ductwork, ventilation, hvac, home health, blog, tom rostron

March 5, 2015

For many homeowners, understanding the inner workings of the home can be quite a challenge. There are often many factor working at once; after all, home performance depends heavily upon each system within the home working in tandem with one another. Ductwork is one of the more important systems found within your home and often comes up in discussions revolving around home improvement — specifically duct cleaning and duct sealing.

As you might expect, there are undeniable differences between cleaning and sealing the ducts within your home. So, which is right for you?

Duct Cleaning

Your ductwork can be viewed as the lungs of your home. Over time, you’d expect that they might end up getting clogged with dust, dirt, or mold, all of which can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality. When this occurs, your ducts need to be cleaned in order to perform effectively. Duct cleaning also creates a healthier environment for you and your family, as many of the contaminants in dirty ducts can make it into living area of your home.  

Duct Cleaning may seem like a good fix after years of buildup, but the fact is that it doesn’t permanently solve the root issue, which is how well your ducts are sealed.

Duct Sealing

The best way to keep dust, dirt and mold from entering the home in the first place is to ensure that your ductwork is properly sealed. Ductwork that has been properly sealed will help to prevent leaks and ensure that routine cleaning is less of a necessity. The benefits associated with duct sealing are undeniable:

Proper air sealing isn’t complete without addressing duct sealing. Sealing off the ductwork in your home can have a dramatic impact, and Tom Rostron Company places a great deal of focus on this particular solution. If you’re looking to identify issues you may be having with ductwork in your home, the best way to do so is to start with a home energy audit.

Don’t let dirty ductwork plague your home. Contact Tom Rostron Company today to learn more about conducting a home energy audit.