All of the heating and cooling-related systems in your home work together to produce an energy-efficient and comfortable environment. But when one of these systems, like the ductwork, fails, the entire system’s efficiency and comfort potential can decrease. Duct sealing will help keep your ducts free of air leaks, which is a surefire way to lose energy and impact comfort.
All of the heated and cooled air that your HVAC equipment produces travels through the ducts, and leaks allow that conditioned air to escape. As a result, your home’s individual rooms may not receive enough heated or cooled air to remain comfortable. Not to mention that leaky ducts can increase energy costs.
How can you tell if duct sealing is a necessary step you need to take?
- Your energy bills seem higher lately.
- Some of the rooms in your home are either too hot or too cold.
- A portion of your ductwork is located in areas like an attic or crawl space, areas that don’t receive heating or cooling.
Ducts are easily sealed by using metal-backed tape and applying it around duct connections. Mastic sealant, a material specially designed for sealing ducts, is also an effective remedy.
But homeowners can benefit even further from having their ducts professionally sealed, as an expert can test the entire system and access portions that you typically can’t.
A well-sealed duct system has several benefits, including:
- Increased indoor air quality: When ducts are tightly sealed, they won’t allow contaminated air to enter, a problem more likely to occur during summer when hot outside air moves toward the cooler air inside ducts.
- Improved comfort: With all of the conditioned air accessing your indoor spaces, you’ll be much more comfortable.
- Increased energy savings: When ducts are well sealed, and your living spaces receive the full portion of cooled air from your A/C, you’ll save energy.
The benefits of duct sealing are clear, so call the pros at Roth Heating & Cooling today for a free home consultation. We’ve been serving homeowners in the Portland area since 1976.