Duct Sealing: When To Call The Professionals In
The average household loses 20 percent of its tempered air through leaky ducts and improperly sealed duct connections. Ductwork that is improperly sealed will leak air and force your system to work harder just to produce regular temperatures. These leaks result in higher monthly utility bills and insufficient comfort levels in your home. If you seal off these leaks, you can reduce your bills significantly.
Duct sealing should always be carried out by an expert. Ducts are usually located in hard-to-reach places, like your home’s walls and floors. Even the ducts that are easier to get to — like the ones found in your basement, attic and garage — should be sealed by an expert who has years of experience.
Another way you can lower the impact of air leaks in your home is to properly insulate your ductwork. Ducts that are located in areas of your house that can get warm during the summer and cool during the winter have to be sufficiently insulated. The ductwork that is located in areas like your attic, garage and crawlspace would also benefit from the proper duct sealing and insulation.
When choosing a contractor to add new equipment in your home, always look for a contractor who will abide by the Energy Star quality installation guidelines. Experts who stick to these guidelines will carry out a full evaluation of your home’s duct system. All leaks will be sealed, so that your equipment will provide the most comfort possible. The money that you will save on your utility bills will more than make up for the cost of this maintenance.
Duct sealing is an excellent way to improve on the way your home uses energy. If you know there are leaks in your home’s ductwork, you need to contact an expert. At Air-Tro, we’ve serviced the Pasadena area since 1969. We have what it takes to help you with any of your home comfort needs.
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