3 Benefits of Duct Sealing
January 15, 2021
Have you noticed your energy bills increasing or that your home is a little dustier than normal even after you clean?
You might have leaky ductwork.
Leaky or damaged ductwork is a very common issue and can lead to higher energy bills, uneven temperatures throughout your home and excessive dustiness.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be stuck with leaky ducts if you don’t want to be. The process of duct sealing (sealing up any small leaks or holes in your duct system) is a simple service that can provide several great benefits for Florida homeowners, like:
Reduced dust and allergens
Longer HVAC lifespan
Decreased energy consumption
Below, we’ll explain why each of these benefits is well worth sealing your home’s ducts.
Need a professional to seal the ducts in your home? We offer thorough duct sealing with Aeroseal’s injectable sealant to ensure that the job is done right the first time around.
Benefit #1: Reduced dust and allergens
A properly sealed duct system will prevent extra dust and debris from circulating throughout your home, resulting in cleaner air.
Your duct system works by distributing filtered and conditioned air from your HVAC system to the different rooms in your home. Your ducts typically run through uninsulated areas of your home, like an attic or crawl spaces, which can be very dusty and dirty.
Inevitably, if there are holes or leaks in your duct system, dust and other debris from the attic or crawl spaces can get sucked into your ducts and distributed throughout your home. This is bad news for anyone with allergies.
To make sure you and your family breathe clean, quality air, it’s important to have an efficient duct system that is sealed tightly. This will reduce the amount of dust and debris that’s circulating throughout your home.
Benefit #2: Longer HVAC lifespan
Duct sealing can increase your HVAC system’s lifespan by helping it run more efficiently.
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is about 10 years, but a unit that runs around the clock won’t last nearly that long.
If your home’s duct system is full of leaks and holes, it will have to work harder to maintain the internal temperature of your home and keep your family comfortable. The harder your HVAC system has to work, the more likely you’ll need repairs due to an overworked system.
Having sealed, efficient ducts is one of the main factors that will affect the lifespan of your HVAC system, apart from proper installation, regular maintenance and consistent air filter changes.
Benefit #3: Decreased energy consumption
If your ducts have leaks, your HVAC system will waste a significant amount of conditioned air (and energy).
According to Energy Star, a leaky duct system may waste up to 20% of the energy that your HVAC system produces. Not only is that bad news for your wallet, but it’s also harmful to the environment because it burns more fossil fuels.
Duct sealing reduces the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your home. That means you’ll pay less to stay comfortable year-round and ultimately decrease the amount of pollution your home creates.
Ready to seal the ducts in your home? Advanced Air is here to help
Duct sealing can go a long way to reduce the dust and allergens in your home, decrease your energy consumption, and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. What’s not to love, right?
Advanced Air can help you reap those benefits with our thorough Aeroseal process and guaranteed 5-star service.
To seal your ducts, we’ll pump Aeroseal directly into your duct system from the inside, ensuring that even the smallest holes and leaks are completely sealed as it moves through your ducts. We’ll also use a computer to detect and monitor leaks as they’re being sealed and give you a before and after screenshot of your duct leakage so you can see the difference the sealant has made.
If you’re ready to get started, call today or schedule your service online.
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