Do You Need A Professional For Duct Sealing?
Utility bills have an ebb and flow cycle all year long. They go up during the hottest and coldest months of the year, then level out when temperatures are more comfortable.
Have you noticed a change in your utility bills? Does the cost continue to creep upwards, even though you still have hot or cold spots throughout your home? It might be a problem with your ducts.
When your home was initially built, duct work was installed to allow air to flow throughout your home. Assuming it was a reputable contractor, the duct work was installed for maximum efficiency, and it was properly sealed and insulated.
However, over time, that changes. According to EnergyStar, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that travels through the system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. With age, wear, and tear, that number can rise.
By hiring a professional for duct sealing, you can expect more:
The biggest reason to have a properly working heating and cooling system in your home is to feel comfortable, day and night. Have you noticed hot or cold spots throughout your home? That can be a sign your ducts are no longer performing optimally.
An HVAC system requires all pieces – heating, ventilation, and air conditioning – to work at their optimal performance level in order to provide you with maximum energy efficiency. If your utility bills are increasing without cause, it could be leaks in the duct system is letting air seep out where it doesn’t belong.
Duct work was installed throughout your home to keep the entire system in good working condition. Any problem with the system can cause the equipment to malfunction. Be sure all vents and registers are open, properly cleaned, and properly maintained.
When was the last time your ducts were cleaned and inspected? If you’ve noticed changes in the way your home heats and cools, or have seen your energy bills continually creep up, it’s time for an inspection.