Want To Attack A Big Source Of Wasted Energy? Seal Ducts

Without properly sealed ducts, you won’t be able to get optimal performance from your HVAC system. You will be paying too much money for less than ideal comfort in your house. To make sure you are getting the most out of your heating and cooling equipment, you need to seal ducts thoroughly.

The ductwork in your home is so important because it is the component responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout the rest of your house. If your ducts are not airtight, air that you have already paid for will leak into areas that it doesn’t belong like your attic or crawlspaces. Your HVAC system then has to compensate and work harder than it should just to maintain the temperature you have set. This not only wears your system out prematurely but also causes a spike in the amount of energy you pay for each month.

A professional HVAC contractor has several methods to seal ducts. One of the most popular and basic is duct mastic. This is a putty-like material that you can spread over holes and gaps which then hardens, preventing air from escaping.

Insulating your ducts can have a similar effect as sealing them. When the air surrounding your ducts is at an extremely different temperature than the conditioned air within them, heat can transfer in and out of your ducts, altering the temperature of the air being delivered to your home. For example, the cold winter air that builds up in your attic can cool the warm air you have being sent from your furnace to your bedroom. Wrapping your ducts in insulation will help prevent this heat transfer.

Duct sealing will result in you and your family staying comfortable all year long while also saving money.  Contact Paitson Bros. Heating & Air Conditioningtoday for more information on how to efficiently seal ducts.

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.

Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning services Terre Haute, Indiana. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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