Considering A Duct Sealing Project? You Won’t Be Disappointed

Posted On: January 01, 2013

As a homeowner, you’ll always want to find ways to save money on your monthly energy bills. One way to realize energy savings is to have the ducts in your home sealed. Duct sealing is a cost-effective way to combat the high cost of heating and cooling your home.

Why seal ducts?

The ductwork in your home may have leaks from improper design or installation. This can result in substantial energy losses, as your conditioned air escapes before reaching its destination. Also, duct sealing can promote better air quality in the home. Another problem that exists, if your ducts are not airtight, is uneven heating in your home. When this occurs, every room in your home won’t have the same comfort level.

Benefits of duct sealing:

Better indoor air quality – Contaminants and pollutants such as allergens, dust particles, mites, smoke and mold spores can enter leaks in your duct system and circulate with conditioned air into your home. Properly sealed ducts will address this issue.

Energy (and money) savings – HVAC experts recommend duct sealing and report that it will help you shave up to 20 percent off your energy bills. Properly sealed ducts improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Home safety – Leaky ducts can introduce dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide into your home, through backdrafting. Sealing your ducts reduces the risk of this occurring.

To ensure that you get the most from your heating system, and to make sure that your family stays safe, make it a priority to have your ducts professionally sealed.

For more energy-savings tips and expert HVAC advice, please contact us at Ernst Heating & Cooling, serving the Metro East area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about duct sealing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. 

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