With the rising prices of fuel and energy costs, it makes logical sense to look for every way to conserve your usage. But did you know that there are other reasons to seal and insulate your ducts in addition to saving energy costs?
Attics and Basements are favorite places for contractors to place ductwork. But these areas are subject to varying temperatures from season to season. You may be losing 10-30 percent of the energy used to heat or cool the air in your ducts through conduction of the air surrounding the ducts. That’s money lost for no reason and no benefit. Seal and insulate your ducts to save your utility costs a bundle.
Backdrafts within your HVAC system can be caused by ducts that leak. These backdrafts can cause your fuel-burning appliances such as your boiler, water heater or dryer to expel carbon monoxide and other fumes into your living space. This could create a deadly situation.
It is common for some heating and cooling systems to have hot and cold spots. Prevent these spots by sealing ducts to keep the treated air on its proper path. Ductwork can be a highway for unwanted odors, allergens, airborne pollutants and moisture to disrupt your comfort. When you have your ducts sealed and insulated, include ductwork that is in conditioned areas as well as those located in unconditioned areas.
Extend Equipment Life
By sealing and insulating your ducts. you will be reducing stress on your HVAC system. This will not only extend its life and lower energy costs, but may mean you will not need as large of a system when you go to replace it.
Improved Humidity Control
If you have an HVAC system that controls your humidity, the leaking air flowing into your ducts may be of a different level of humidity. If there is too much humidity leaking into the ducts, it will contribute to mold and mildew growth. This could cause unhealthy air to enter your home or business.
Call the Duck Squad now to have them come and assess your ducts. We are Orlando Duct Cleaning Professionals that can handle any ductwork chores for greater safety, comfort and savings.