The Benefits of Duct Sealing
Homes lose a significant amount of energy through duct leaks. Sealing ducts helps homeowners combat this costly issue and energy loss while improving HVAC efficiency.
Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning’s certified experts want to share this vital home improvement measure that enhances your home’s indoor comfort and gives your system the efficiency boost it deserves. Let’s talk about the benefits of duct sealing.
Duct Sealing: What’s the Big Deal?
When your furnace produces hot or cold air, you expect it to flow efficiently into your home’s living areas. Forced-air HVAC systems use ducts to route air throughout your home. Yet, air leaks prevent it from reaching the zones you want at the perfect temperature.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 20 to 30 percent of an average home’s conditioned air escapes through duct leaks. These leaks can happen anywhere within the system. A system’s ducts either supply air into your home or return air to the system. These systems can be vulnerable to leaks and commonly occur due to:
- Vents or registers improperly connected to their specific duct
- Sections of ductwork collapsed or are falling
- Damaged ducts
- Loose connections where one section connects to another
The problems this can cause are:
- Poor indoor air quality
- Inept comfort control
- Clogged or dirty ductwork
- Energy waste
- Higher utility bills
- Increased wear and tear on equipment
- More system malfunctions
- Early HVAC system replacement
Finding leaks, sealing them, and preventing air loss is possible. Improving efficiency and addressing climate issues means your HVAC runs in top form.
Energy Conservation & Lower Utility Bills – When heating and cooling capabilities are lost, your system has to work twice as hard to replace them. Leaks waste energy, leaving systems using more power to produce the desired temperatures. Sealing ducts eliminates extra energy consumption and makes homeowners happy when their electricity bill arrives.
Comfort Control – Air leaks do not just escape into the air. They remain in the duct system. The temperature of this stagnant air interferes with the air traveling through at the correct temperature. This perfect storm makes it impossible to maintain a home’s temperature effectively. Rather than constantly playing with the thermostat, sealing ductwork means the temperature remains just the way you want it.
Improved Indoor Air Quality – Dust, dirt, allergens, and other particles come into the duct system, then flow into your living spaces. Not only does this diminish indoor air quality, but these contaminants also cause build-up in your system. Duct sealing and cleaning are critical for improving air health for all, especially for allergy and asthma sufferers. Your indoor space will stay cleaner, too––less dirt settling on surfaces equals dusting less often. And that’s a win in anyone’s book, right?
HVAC Efficiency – The loss of system efficiency means extra heating and cooling cycles occurring. Sealing and cleaning ducts mean extra energy isn’t consumed on wasted cycling. Your system stays in shape longer and adds to life expectancy.
HVAC Protection – Duct leaks can be damaging. Sealing ducts saves owners on equipment costs. Cutting down operating time also means less wear and tear and extends the life of your system.
How it works
Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning uses Aeroseal technology to accurately measure and seal duct leakage. It covers the entire ductwork system of your home and is clean, safe, and guaranteed for ten years! Contact us today for more information on how we can improve your home’s air quality, flow, and efficiency.