Your air conditioner works hard to cool your home, so you want to make sure that the air is able to be delivered efficiently to every room. Unfortunately, many homes lose up to 20 percent of the air that’s delivered through their ductwork due to loose connections, leaks and holes. By duct sealing your home, you can give your air conditioner a helping hand and ensure that conditioned air gets where it needs to go.
Duct sealing involves finding and fixing any parts of your ductwork that allow air to leak in and out. Although some people choose to take this on as a do-it-yourself project, it’s most effectively done by a professional contractor. After inspecting your duct system, your contractor will fix any loose or disconnected ducts and seal off any holes or leaks.
What are the benefits of duct sealing?
- Fix comfort problems. Many homes with leaky ducts have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool because conditioned air is lost on its way from the HVAC system. By sealing your ducts, your entire home will feel more balanced and comfortable.
- Save energy and money. Your air conditioner is forced to work harder when air escapes through the ducts. Duct sealing allows your unit to heat and cool your home without the extra effort, which cuts back on your energy consumption and lowers your utility bills.
- Improve indoor air quality. Air leaks allow unconditioned air to enter your ductwork, bringing airborne particles with it. These particles are able to circulate throughout your home without having to pass through your air filter. As a result, duct sealing can keep those particles out and allow for cleaner and healthier air in your home.
If you have any questions about duct sealing, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area heating and cooling company.