You want to keep your entire home cozy and warm this winter – and duct sealing can help make that happen.
Turning up the thermostat is the usual strategy, but if your ductwork has leaks, holes and weak connections, about 20 to 30 percent of the heat your HVAC system produces will be lost. Sealing the ducts will put a stop the air loss, and the project may just be one of the most important steps you can take to improve your home’s energy performance.
Dust sealing this winter can be a wise investment for several reasons. Here’s what you have to gain by getting your ducts sealed.
Increased Home Comfort
Do some of the rooms in your home get too hot when the heat comes on, while others never seem to get warm enough? After duct sealing, all of your living spaces will feel equally cozy and comfortable.
Better Indoor Air Quality
If you have leaky or damaged ductwork, dust from your insulation and pollutants from a musty attic or crawlspace circulate can easily throughout your home. Seal the ducts, and you’ll enjoy better air quality and improved respiratory health.
Lower Home Heating Bills
When much of the hot air your HVAC system produces escapes, you’re wasting energy – and, therefore, wasting money. Getting your ducts sealed can help reduce your heating bills, and in many cases, the savings can cover the cost of the project.
Longer HVAC System Lifespan
If your home is riddled with leaky ductwork, your HVAC system has to work pretty hard to keep the place warm. After sealing the ducts, your furnace will function more efficiently – which leads to fewer repairs and longer service life.
Improved Home Safety
Did you know that gas appliances produce carbon monoxide and other combustion gases during their normal operation? Leaky ductwork can cause these harmful gases to flow through your living spaces instead of exiting your home. Duct sealing minimizes the risk and helps keep your family safe.
Do You Need Duct Sealing?
Much of your ductwork is likely hiding behind the walls or up in the ceilings. So how can you tell if you really need duct sealing?
High heating bills, stuffy rooms, dusty living spaces and uneven temperatures in your home are all signs that your ductwork is leaking air. But the best way to know if you can benefit from getting your ducts sealed is to consult with a professional contractor.
For a free, no-obligation consultation in northern Utah, southern Idaho or Wyoming, turn to GreenHome Specialties. Our team has the skill, knowledge and experience to expertly seal your ductwork and improve your home’s energy performance.
Contact GreenHome Specialties in Provo or Layton, Utah, to schedule your free home energy audit and consultation to discuss duct sealing today.