Will Duct Sealing Improve More Than Home Comfort? Expect Energy Savings, Too
If you have a central HVAC unit, conditioned air is delivered to every room in your home through a series of ducts. This can cause temperature discomfort in rooms that are located far from the heating and cooling equipment. Longer duct runs means there is a greater opportunity for energy loss before the air exits the supply register. The solution to temperature discomfort is duct sealing.
However, improved home comfort is only one benefit of duct sealing. Here’s a look at all the benefits of this service:
- Improved comfort: Stuffy rooms or those that are difficult to keep at the proper temperature can be eliminated.
- Lower utility bills: Your HVAC system could operate 20 percent more efficiently once duct sealing is done — paying for the cost of the service by a professional.
- Higher-quality air: Ducts that travel through the attic and garage pass through areas with a lot of dust, particle matter and fumes. When ducts are leaky, they can transport the pollutants from these areas into the air you breathe.
- Promote safety: In addition to particle pollutants, gases from combustion appliances can be “backdrafted” into your home if you have leaky ducts. This poses a serious health risk that you can prevent with duct sealing.
- Protect the environment: Electricity is produced by power plants that usually burn fossil fuels. This process releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By having your ducts sealed and decreasing the energy consumption required to keep your home comfortable, you make an eco-friendly choice that reduces emissions.
All of these benefits can be yours once you have duct sealing completed. To learn more, or to receive answers on any heating and cooling topic, please contact Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers 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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