Duct sealing can help prevent loss of up to 30% of heated or cooled air that leaks from your air ducts.
Ducts are one of the major components in your home. Ductwork refers to the series of tubes that are installed in your home through which air flow is managed for cooling or heating purposes. The air provided by ductwork is also called “conditioned”, which depends on the weather and is either hot or cold by using your HVAC system’s components.
Unfortunately, with the passage of time, a number of problems can plague your ductwork. This means that your ducts can be affected by holes and cracks. As a result, your home’s energy efficiency metrics and comfort levels can take a costly hit. Duct sealing can solve your heating and cooling issues.
Duct Sealing Saves on Utility Bills
Research indicates that a faulty duct system can increase a home’s utility bills by almost 20-40 percent. Often, utility bills increase over time as the problems in the ducts continue to multiply. If there are holes or cracks in the ducts, then this means that your air is wasted and leaked from different openings.
Flawed ducts refer to wastage of resources, resulting in incurring a negative impact on your home’s energy efficiency. As a result, your home is not only struggling with heating and cooling but your ducts are also putting a strain on the environment. Thus, it is important to do your part for the global environment and seal your ducts for the greater good.
There are several duct sealing methods you should undertake to do a job that will save you money. Here are the key areas to focus on:
- Remove any old or damaged insulation and tape that may be installed on the ducts
- Secure ducts with screws and sealing all joints with duct sealing mastic material. Mastic is a flexible sealant that contracts and expands with your ducts and will never come off, unlike tape.
- Replace any duct lines or joints that are too damaged to be sealed with mastic or other traditional methods
- Spiral wrap the ducts, to building code, with R-11 insulation. Spiral nylon string/fiber tape around the insulation to permanently hold it in place.
Flawed ducts refer to wastage of resources, resulting in a negative impact on your home’s energy efficiency. As a result, your home is not only struggling with heating and cooling, but your ducts are also putting a strain on the environment. Thus, it is important to do your part for the global environment and seal your ducts for the greater good.
Improved Air Quality
Are any of your family members struggling to deal with their allergies recently?
HVAC systems are not only used for comfort, but they are also crucial for maintaining the quality of indoor air quality in your home. However, a leaky duct can bring dangerous contaminants into your home’s surroundings, which can be threatening for your family’s health.
Proper air duct sealing leads to cleaner air and a more healthy environment for your family.
Decreasing the HVAC Load
When a ductwork is ravaged with holes and cracks, then the burden on your HVAC increases. This means that in hotter temperatures, your air conditioner will have to work harder for the provision of cooled air.
Similarly, in winters, your furnace has to toil harder for heating purposes. Consequently, HVAC’s maintenance checkups are increased, and its lifespan is decreased considerably.
Luckily, by sealing your ducts, you can save yourself from such conundrums and improve your HVAC system’s health.
Family Comes First
Perhaps the biggest motivation for sealing the duct in your home is the care and comfort of your family.
Improper ductwork can lead to lesser amounts of “conditioned” air in extreme temperatures. As a consequence, your family members are the victims as they struggle in their daily home routines.
Proper duct sealing along with ensuring proper insulation levels can greatly improve your energy efficiency and the well-being of your home.
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