Why Duct Sealing is Essential for Your Home

Duct sealing is an important part of maintaining a safe, effective, and efficient HVAC system. Learn why it's essential for your home and how it can help reduce energy bills.

Why Duct Sealing is Essential for Your Home

Leaky ducts can significantly reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, leading to higher energy bills and costly repairs.

Duct sealing

is an important part of maintaining a safe, effective, and efficient HVAC system, as it helps to control the humidity in your home, reduce wear and tear on your air conditioning system, and ensure that the air conditioning you pay for reaches your indoor spaces. Sealing air ducts also helps to balance the air temperature in your home, keep the indoor air supply cleaner, and prevent costly damage to your home. When it's time to make an upgrade, having an air duct system that works well and that already works efficiently can also allow you to switch to even more efficient, lower-cost appliances that provide even better dehumidification than current appliances.

The best solution for leaking ducts is to seal them together with the installation of a new, high-efficiency HVAC system of the right size. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, reduces energy bills, and can often pay for itself with energy savings. It also helps to reduce the work your air conditioning system has to do, which can reduce wear and tear and prevent major repairs. The system can also last longer because it doesn't work hard to maintain the temperature in the home, which translates into long-term savings.

Your commercial heating and cooling system is connected to points throughout your installations by ducts. This duct network usually consists of a network of large pipes that provide a way for hot or cooled air to travel from your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or boiler to the inside of your commercial building. The ducts direct all of the air conditioning produced by your air conditioning system. Any problems in the duct system such as broken joints, loose or missing sections, detached pipes, or damaged ducts can cause significant air leaks that will result in a loss of energy and money.

Sealing the ducts and carefully inspecting and repairing them will prevent these problems. Along with sealing the ducts, we will also cover them with an antimicrobial compound and check for other problems such as bent, fallen, or damaged ducts; poor insulation; and undersized return or supply chambers. If any of those situations apply to your home, or you just don't know if you need to seal your air ducts, it's important not to put it off any longer. According to Energy Star and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average home loses about 20 to 30 percent of its air conditioner through leaks in the ducts. This means that having properly sealed ducts is essential for ensuring that expensive connected appliances work properly and that you're doing everything you can to achieve the best possible indoor air quality.