3 Reasons You Should Schedule Duct Sealing for Your Home
Duct sealing isn’t a task that homeowners often think about. The reason for this is simple: the ductwork in a home is almost entirely hidden from sight—and when something is out of sight, it’s out of mind.
However, you shouldn’t let it be this way. Your ducts may have extensive leaks across them from years of stress. But even a few leaks can create problems for your comfort and energy bills. If you’ve never had your ductwork sealed before, arrange with professionals to perform duct testing that will see if you have issues from air leaks. If you do, the professionals can schedule duct testing for your ventilation system that will take care of the problems.
Below are 3 reasons that duct sealing is important if you have leaking ducts:
ONE: It will lower your heating and air conditioning bills
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program, up to 30% of the air moving through a ventilation system can be lost to air leaks. That’s air you pay to heat or cool but which ends up going to waste. After you have the leaks sealed, you’ll see a significant drop in your energy bills.
TWO: It protects your AC and heater
Gaps in ductwork will allow dust, dirt, and other debris to get inside the ventilation system—and eventually into the cabinet of the air conditioner and/or heater. Contaminants inside a comfort system can lead to malfunctions and breakdowns.
THREE: It improves indoor air quality
The same debris that can enter into the ductwork through air leaks and foul up the HVAC system will also get blown out into your home’s air, filling the air with unhealthy contaminants. Humidity changes in the ducts can also lead to the growth of unhealthy molds. With sealed leaks, you’ll help protect your indoor air quality.