Duct Sealing Tampa, FL

Serving the Tampa Area

Did you know? A properly sealed and insulated duct system can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.


Improving your duct system can:

Improve Comfort – Sealing and insulating ducts can help with comfort problems than many of us have experienced, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.
Enhance Indoor Air Quality – Fumes from common household or garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, exacerbating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing your ducts can help improve your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants entering ducts and circulating throughout your home.
Promote Safety – During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters and clothes dryers release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their venting systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can reduce this risk.

Improving your duct system can:

Save Money – Leaky ducts can reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating your ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you have plans to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Protect the Environment – Most power plants in the Tampa Bay Area burn fossil fuels to make electricity, releasing greenhouse gases. By sealing ductwork and using less energy at home, you can help reduce these emissions and fight global warming.
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How Do I Know if My Duct System is Bad?

Ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout your house, but in typical houses, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and unsealed joints, resulting in higher utility bills and difficulty in keeping the house comfortable, regardless of the thermostat setting.

Some of the signs that your home may have leaky, poorly insulated, or inefficient ducts are:
  • You have high summer and winter utility bills
  • You have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
  • You have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Your ducts are located in an attic, unfinished basement, crawlspace, or the garage
  • You find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

How Do I Improve the Performance of My Duct System?

Since ducts are usually concealed in walls, ceiling, and attics, repairing them can be difficult. Still, there are things that you can do to improve duct performance in your house. First you can start by sealing air leaks using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that you can access. Don’t use duct tape, it is not long-lasting. Also, make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the walls and ceiling. These are typical locations to find leaks and detached ductwork.

Your home’s ductwork is one of the most important components of your HVAC system. Because of how important your ducts are, hiring a licensed contractor is the best way to ensure that they work well and consistently. You want a contractor that will, at the very least:

  • Inspect your whole duct system, including the attic, crawlspace and garage.
  • Evaluate your system’s supply and return air balance. Many systems have air return ducts that are too small.
  • Repair damaged and disconnected ducts and straighten out flexible ducts that are tangled or crushed.
  • Seal all leaks and connections with mastic, metal tape, or an aerosol-based sealant.
  • Seal all registers and grills tightly to the ducts.
  • Insulate ducts in unconditioned areas with duct insulation that carries an R-value of 6 or higher.
  • Include a new filter as part of any duct system improvement.
  • Evaluate air flow after repairs are completed.

    What Our Clients Say

    We had our annual inspection/tune-up today and our technician was Demarr. He was very thorough and explained everything in detail that we could easily understand. He was also very professional, friendly, polite, and respectful of our property. It was a great experience and we hope he’s our technician for future calls.
    — Cynthia McGraw | Google Review
    Chase Prather did an xcellent job servicing my HVAC. He was prompt, professional and laid out all other optional services available. He was very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions I had. I would highly recommend Comfort Authority for quality HVAC service. Had a problem with the AC in June. Chase returned with another tech Louis. Everything was excellent again. On time and professional. Open to questions and the pics and video were very helpful in showing me what the problem was and that they would be on file for future servicing. Highly recommend this company.
    — Diane B | Google Review
    Cameron and Ren did a fantastic job and I am completely happy
    — Iris Vanlandingham | Google Review
    This place knocks it out of the park! Super happy with their ability to provide excellent customer service. The price was great and I have not had any issues with the new A/C. I would highly recommend these guys for your HVAC needs. Eric came out and did my service and was great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend these guys!!
    — Clint Shoemaker | Google Review
    I'd like to give a 5+ Start Review for Demmar. He did the annual maintenance and was very thorough, explained everything in details, very polite, and such a positive and friendly attitude. Thank you!
    — Debbi Doughty | Google Review
    My parents are snowbirds and have a condo in Tampa that they only live in half the year. I went to check on it on a Friday and noticed the AC wasn’t working. Comfort Authority was able to get Mike out the next day to diagnose the issue. He found a blown fuse from a recent storm and replaced it, but he also noticed the coolant in the system was very low. Upon further inspection he determined there was a leak at the outside unit. He explained what a repair would entail and the cost. He was also able to get Derek from the sales team to come out the same day and give us a quote on a new unit so we could weigh our cost options. In the end, we decided on a new unit. The team was able to schedule the install the next day. Gary and Ren were our install team. They showed up promptly the next morning, explained the process and the paperwork and then started the install. They wore booties inside and kept the home very clean. Once completed, they walked us through the new system to make sure we understood everything. All of the Comfort Authority staff was courteous and pleasant. They made a very unfortunate event a little more bearable.I would highly recommend Comfort Authority.
    — Melissa Hemingway | Google Review
    The Comfort Authority is such a great company. We have used their services for new duct work, a new AC unit and all of our service needs. Today their technician, Eric Winegardner, came out to tend to our service call and I couldn’t be more pleased. He is a friendly face and he never had any hesitation in answering any questions I had. He did a great job and made sure he didn’t leave until all concerns were addressed and completely tended too. I always recommend The Comfort Authority. Great job once again!
    — Ashley Elia | Google Review
    Demmar came out for our annual service and did a great job! He was very thorough and explained everything he did. Bonus points as he also made great friends with our dog! Alexis was also great at communicating scheduling!
    — Jeanine Beatty | Google Review
    We had what we considered an AC emergency right as the weather was getting quite hot. We called several HVAC providers and Comfort Authority was able to come out same day. Boy did we luck out! Michael was our technician and was awesome! He was professional, personable and persisted until he found the issue. This company’s pricing is fair. We would highly recommend Comfort Authority.
    — Jodi Slabaugh | Google Review
    Excellent advice from tech, Eric W. He was very punctual. Demonstrated great patience and good customer service.
    — Linda White | Google Review

      Professional Air Conditioning Duct Repair & Services in Tampa, FL

      Not only will the experts at The Comfort Authority do all of this, when you choose The Comfort Authority you can always rest assured knowing you have chosen the ONLY contractor in the Tampa Bay Area that values your comfort, safety, and peace of mind as highly as you do. Give us a call today at (813) 590-0196 to get the comfort, safety, and peace of mind you deserve.

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