In our last blog post, we discussed signs that it might be time to upgrade your HVAC system’s ductwork. While it’s important to understand the important role that your ductwork plays in the functionality of your HVAC systems, and why upgrading it when the time is right is vital, there are other Lake Worth, FL duct services that may make more sense than replacement when you discover air duct problems.
One of these professional services is duct sealing. You may be wondering why you would need to have this done professionally—after all, that’s what duct tape is for, right? Unfortunately, store-bought duct tape is not aptly named, and thus not appropriate for any ductwork issues. Professional duct sealing involves the use of professional-grade mastic and requires special skills and training to complete.
But Why Should You Invest in Duct Sealing?
Simply put, you’ll save money. When your air ducts are adequately sealed, they will be unable to avoid duct leakage, which helps you save energy and extends the lives of your HVAC systems. The problem with leaky ducts is that they diminish the amount of air that’s designed to go into each area of your living space.
When this happens, you’ll discover uneven heating or cooling throughout your home, depending on the time of year. Instead of completely heating or cooling your home, leaks can be allowing conditioned air into unoccupied spaces such as your attic or crawlspace.
Other Duct Sealing Benefits
Financial savings is not the only advantage of investing in professional duct sealing—albeit a very good reason to do so. Here are some additional benefits to keep in mind.
Improved Indoor Air Quality: There are a number of contaminants that can enter your home’s air through a breach in your ductwork. Anything from pollen and dust to more harmful byproducts such as household and landscaping fumes, insulation particles, and other outdoor pollution can make your home uncomfortable and unhealthy.
Safety: During the everyday operation of your gas appliances like your water heater or clothes dryer, combustion gases exit your home through your ventilation systems. If your ductwork is leaky however, backdrafting can occur—when gases are drawn back into your living space rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks minimizes this risk and makes your home a safer one.
The Environment: That’s right—by investing in professional duct sealing services, you can contribute to a more eco-friendly community. This is because when you seal your ducts, you reduce the amount of energy needed to comfortably heat or cool your home, and therefore reduce the amount of air pollution generated.
Your Comfort: Sealing and insulating the ducts in your home can help with common comfort issues, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. In addition to duct sealing, another option to consider is having a zone control system installed—this will further help you to address any uneven temperatures in your home.
When you are ready to hire a qualified professional to tackle your ductwork issues, look no further than Envirotech Air Quality Services. Contact us today!