Air ducts are used to distribute warm or cold conditioned air throughout your house. If you have a problem with high utility bills or rooms that are difficult to heat or cool, the cause could be faulty ducts and duct sealing could be the answer. Up to 20% of the air that moves through your system could be lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts. Properly sealed ductwork will benefit your home in the following ways:
Comfort: We all have that ideal setting on our thermostat that allows our home to feel just right. Leaks and holes make it much harder for you to keep your home at the temperature that you prefer.
Indoor Air Quality: While the conditioned air meant for your comfort is flowing out of faulty ducts, the holes are also giving pollutants a way into your ducts. When pollutants such as mold, dust, chemicals and insulation particles enter your ducts, they begin to circulate around your system and can flow into your home. This is a detriment to your indoor air quality which can lead to health problems.
Safety: Leaky ductwork can become a safety issue if harmful ventilation gasses (like carbon monoxide) are "backdrafted" through the holes and drawn back into your living space.
Energy Savings: Sealing and insulating your ducts increases the efficiency of your system, requiring less work for it to get the job done. And of course, energy savings always equates to money savings.
The Environment: The less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can protect the environment.
Anchor Heating and Air will be happy to help you determine the efficiency of your system and whether duct sealing is right for you. Call us today, 770-942-2873.