If you have forced-air heating and cooling in your home, you rely on a network of ducts to deliver conditioned air. These ducts are prone to energy loss because of the metal sections that can come loose over time. The metal also conducts heat, which causes substantial heat gain and loss. To solve these problems, technicians complete ductwork sealing and insulation. Here are the benefits you can expect once the job is done.
- Comfort: Leaky ducts cause the air coming out of supply registers to feel lukewarm. This is enough to make your home feel drafty when the furnace kicks on, which is the opposite effect you want. Ductwork sealing also helps keep rooms a more comfortable, even temperature. If certain rooms in your home are difficult to keep warm or cool, duct sealing could be the answer to this comfort issue.
- Savings: Energy savings is a noteworthy reason to seek ductwork sealing and insulation. In fact, the task could save you 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills. In this way, the cost to have ductwork sealed and insulated could pay for itself in a very short period of time. It also helps reduce strain on your equipment, thus prolonging its life, postponing repairs and saving you even more money.
- Indoor air quality: Leaky ducts allow heated and cooled air to escape, but they also allow fumes, dust, insulation particles, carbon monoxide from combustion appliances, and other contaminants to enter the flow of air. These aggravate allergies and worsen asthma problems in sensitive individuals. Backdrafting of carbon monoxide can even be hazardous to the healthiest population. Ductwork sealing keeps these pollutants out of the air you breathe and supports healthier indoor air quality.
With these benefits of ductwork sealing in mind, it’s difficult to justify putting off the task. If you’re not sure whether your ducts need to be sealed, a visit from a qualified technician is a quick way to find out. To learn more, or to schedule a visit, please contact AirRite Air Conditioning Companyfor your Fort Worth/Arlington-area home today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ductwork sealing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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