Duct sealing can provide a variety of proven benefits for Utah homeowners, especially when you consider the reasonable cost of having this work done.
In fact, research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that, for most homeowners, duct sealing will pay for itself in less than five years. In addition, it will make your home safer and healthier for your family and reduce your impact on the environment.
No. 1: Duct Sealing Makes Your Home Healthier
Have you noticed that you or members of your family experience an uptick in allergies, breathing problems, headaches or other chronic ills when you turn on the heat or AC?
Leaky ducts are prone to a buildup of dust and dust mites, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and other airborne toxins. As soon as you switch on the HVAC, they’re sent flying into the air you breathe anytime you’re at home. Any of these contaminants can cause physical illness but, if one of your family members has a sensitivity, the damage can be significant.
Having your ductwork professionally sealed will help ensure that your system resists this troublesome contamination.
No. 2: Cut Your Utility Bills with Duct Sealing
The EPA estimates that the average U.S. home wastes 20 percent of its energy due to leaks in the HVAC ductwork. In other words, a large portion of your costly heating and air condition is seeping out into your attic.
Consequently, you could cut your energy costs accordingly, paying you back for having your ducts sealed in no time.
No. 3: Duct Sealing Improves Your Home’s Comfort
As your heat and air conditioning run, a portion of the conditioned air seeps out the ducts into the attic, wasted. Consequently, your HVAC system has to work longer and harder to hear or cool your home to the desired temperature.
Seal your ducts and you’ll ensure that all the heated or cooled air comes out where it’s supposed to – through your vents. Your come will come to the desired temperature sooner, helping to reduce cold and hot spots in your home and maintain a steady level of comfort.
No. 4: Sealing Ducts Increases Safety for Natural Gas Homes
If your home uses natural gas, your water heater, furnace and dryer release carbon monoxide and other combustion gases into the atmosphere. If you have leaks in your ductwork, these gases can sometimes seep into the HVAC system and out through your vents.
Seal the leaks and you’ll seal out these potentially harmful gases.
No. 5: You Can Help the Environment with Duct Sealing
When you have your ductwork professionally sealed, you will reduce your need for running your heating and air conditioning system. As a result, you’ll use less power to heat and cool your home. And, the less power you use, the less you contribute to the release of greenhouse gases from power generating plants.
In Provo, Layton and throughout the Salt Lake City metro area, GreenHome Specialties provides our customers with energy-efficient home improvements, such as attic insulation, spray foam and injection insulation, radiant barriers and air sealing. Contact us today to request a price quote or to learn more about duct sealing can benefit you.