Your air ducts provide you with climate-controlled air throughout your home. Keeping these air ducts sealed and insulated is important for many reasons. If the ducts were not insulated properly when installed or the insulation has deteriorated over time, it can cause trouble in your home. Here are five benefits of good duct insulation and how updating yours can benefit your home, health and wallet.
1. Keep Pests Out
Florida has plenty of pests lurking in crawl spaces, basements and other areas around your ductwork. Well-sealed and insulated ducts can reduce pests crawling into your ducts, leaving behind feces and other contaminants where your home’s air flows.
2. Reduce Mold in Your Ducts
Insulating and sealing your ducts can help minimize the chance of mold in your ducts. Mold in the air can be very unhealthy for you and your family, especially those with respiratory or immune system conditions.
3. Reduce Your Energy Bills
One of the biggest benefits of good duct insulation is lower energy bills. Keep the heat out during the warmer months and keep the cooler air out when the temperature drops. This can make it less expensive to keep your home climate controlled, versus that perfect temperature air leaking outside. You can see a big difference in your energy bills when you have a well-insulated duct system.
4. Less Wear on Your HVAC System
When there is poor insulation, your AC or HVAC system needs to work harder. This can result in more wear and tear on your system, which may lead to a shorter lifespan, breakdowns and more repairs.
5. Prevents Damage to Your System
Keeping out pests, moisture and debris from the ductwork with insulation can help prevent damage to the components in your system. This can reduce costly repairs or replacement of your expensive HVAC or AC system.
Do you know if your ducts are insulated and sealed properly? At the Duck Squad, we can perform a duct inspection to ensure that you have properly insulated and sealed ductwork. Call our office in Orlando, FL to schedule a duct inspection.