A typical home in Briarwood, KY, and other parts of the country loses 20%–30% of the air moving through the ducts due to leaks and poor connections, according to Energy Star. This loss leads to high utility bills and the inability to keep a house warm. The benefits of duct sealing include low utility bills, enhanced comfort, safety and healthy indoor air quality.
1. More Comfort
Sealing the ducts can help you avoid common comfort issues such as hot rooms in summer and cold rooms in winter. With duct sealing, the cool air from the air handler doesn’t leak but circulates in your home to keep you warm.
Further, sealed ducts can’t allow garden chemicals, dust, fumes and insulation particles to enter into the indoor air circulation. If pollutants don’t enter the ventilation system, you avoid issues such as asthma and allergies.
2. Improved Safety
Your water heater, clothes dryer and other gas-powered appliances release combination gases through the ventilation system. Gases such as carbon monoxide are hazardous if you inhale them.
If your ducts leak, they can lead to back-drafting, where the gases move back to the indoor space instead of moving outdoors. This can lead to breathing difficulties and aggravate respiratory conditions. You can avoid that by sealing your ducts.
3. Save Money on Utility Bills
Energy Star estimates that a leaky duct reduces the efficiency of the HVAC system by up to 20%. When you seal and insulate the ducts, you increase their efficiency significantly. This will lead to lower energy bills.
If you plan on installing a new HVAC system, designing and sealing the duct system well can help you downsize your HVAC system. This leads to less costly cooling in summer and heating in winter.
You can reduce your carbon footprint by using less energy at home. Call One Choice Mechanical, LLC to learn more about the benefits of duct sealing, and we’ll help you schedule a duct sealing appointment.
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