Your home’s ductwork acts as a superhighway that distributes conditioned air throughout your Winston-Salem house. Any gaps or leaks within the duct system serve as an unexpected detour for conditioned air, preventing your HVAC system from performing at its most efficient. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studies show that about 20 percent of the air that moves through a typical home duct system is lost through holes, leaks and poor connections. This is where the importance of duct sealing comes into focus.
Why Seal Those Ducts?
Ignoring a duct leakage is akin to letting money fly out of an open window. Not only will you have trouble keeping your home comfortable, you’ll also spend more money in the process. Without proper duct sealing, you’ll end up with higher utility costs. And since HVAC systems have to work harder to overcome duct leaks, steeper repair bills may also be in the cards.
Seal It Up
Taking a proactive approach to duct sealing can help you save time and money. Because ducts often run in hard-to-access places, start off with those areas that are in easy reach. Use mastic sealant or metal tape to seal up gaps and tears in the ductwork and duct joints. Forget about using “duct tape,” since it doesn’t adhere over the long term.
Let a Professional Handle It
With professional duct sealing done by a seasoned contractor, you’ll rest easier knowing that the job was done right from the start. A seasoned pro will start by inspecting the entire duct system (even the places you might have found impossible to access on your own) and then evaluate the system’s supply air/return air balance, and finish up by sealing all leaks and connections with the appropriate metal screws, tape and/or sealant. Your contractor may also recommend and perform other corrective repairs, including the replacement of damaged or undersized ducts.
Contact us at Logan Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric for your duct sealing needs. Homeowners throughout Winston-Salem and High Point count on our expertise and prompt service.
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