If your house uses a forced-air heating and cooling system, then you have air ducts to evenly distribute air throughout your residence to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Normally found in the attic or crawl space, your ducts can be prone to leakage. In fact, 99% of homes today can have up to 40% leakage! This is the equivalent of keeping a medium-sized window open, according to the Department of Energy.
This means the air ducts in your house are likely leaking and need to be sealed. If not sealed, leaky air ducts can cost you money and impact the safety and comfort of your home. Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with leaky air ducts any longer.
If you believe you may have a leak in your air ducts, contact Attic Projects right away so our air duct specialists can come and examine your system for possible air leakage. We will then seal the leaky duct, saving you money and keeping your home at its best.
Advantages of Sealing Your Air Ducts
Reduced Utility Bills
Did you know that leaks in your ducts could be costing you money? When you have a leak in your air duct, it can cause a decline in the effectiveness of your cooling and heating system, leading to higher utility bills. When you hire a duct specialist to seal your air ducts, you lower your utility costs.
Increased Home Safety
It is not uncommon for homes to use gas appliances, like furnaces and water heaters, but if your ducts are leaking, you could be circulating combustion gas throughout your home. When you use these appliances, they release combustion gas, and if you have a leak in your ducts, this gas can be pulled through them in a process called “back-drafting.” To avoid having this gas contaminate your home and the air your family breathes, you need to make sure your ducts are sealed.
Improved Air Quality
When you have a leak in your air ducts, it can be easy for fumes and particles from insulation and chemicals to end up in your heating and cooling system. These fumes and particles are then leaked into your house and into the air your family is breathing in, resulting in aggravated allergies and asthma. By sealing your ducts and reducing the circulation of pollutants, you can protect your family by improving the quality of air in your home.
If you have rooms in your home that get too hot during the summer and too cold in the winter, no matter how comfortable the rest of the house is, you most likely have leaky ducts. Sealing your ducts with a professional duct sealing service will allow your heating and cooling system to more evenly distribute air throughout your house. This helps every room maintain a consistent temperature.
Sealing your air ducts will decrease the energy you consume, and if your home is powered by a power plant, this will ultimately reduce the amount of pollution that is expelled into the environment. Lowering your energy usage not only reduces your utility costs, but it can also make your home more eco-friendly.
Signs Your Ducts Are Underperforming
- High utility costs
- Difficulty evenly cooling and heating every room
- Uncomfortable, stuffy rooms
- Air ducts are located in your attic or crawl space
- Ducts are kinked or tangled
If you experience any of these signs, or simply want to ensure your ducts are not leaking, call Attic Projects to examine them. Our experienced duct specialists will locate any leaks and seal your ducts, stopping any further leakage. Sealing your air ducts will save you money and give you a safer home for you and your family.
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