The Importance of Duct Sealing
Do you wish your energy bills were lower? Are you experiencing low air flow coming from the vents? Are you concerned about the quality of the indoor air quality in your home? If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these, then we’d suggest sealing your ducts. It’s estimated that more than 90 percent of all homes have some sort of leakage in their ductwork. Depending on the severity of the leakage, you may be paying up to 30 percent more on utilities than you would otherwise. That’s reason enough to realize how important duct sealing is, but there are other benefits associated with it as well. Here’s a closer look at some of them:
Better Home Cooling and Heating
Duct leakages can impede airflow, which means that you might not be getting adequate flow by the time it reaches the vents and is ready to disperse throughout the home. Sealing leaks can establish proper airflow, leading to better cooling and heating.
Less Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems
HVAC systems are like automobiles – the more wear and tear you place on them, the more maintenance you’ll need to have performed. Leaky ducts mean the HVAC system will be working harder to heat or cool a home. And working harder means running longer. By properly sealing ducts, you can minimize the amount of wear and tear placed on the HVAC system.
It’s common for many household appliances, such as dryers, water heaters and more, to releases combustion byproducts to the outside via the duct system. In the case of leaky ducts, it’s not uncommon for a backdraft effect to take place, thereby placing the potentially harmful combustion gases into the living space. If such gases are regularly breathed, it could lead to some significant health consequences.
Contact Charlotte’s Heating Professionals
If you’re serious about improving your home’s energy efficiency, contact us at Integrity Heating & Cooling today. Our duct sealing services consist of a comprehensive analysis of your ducts to determine where leaks are occurring and then making the proper repairs. We won’t leave until all repairs and sealing is completed and your home’s airflow is back to what it should be. Contact us today for more information.Tags: Duct Sealing, Heating System, indoor air quality