Have you recently installed a new high efficiency heating or air conditioning system but you don’t feel like you’re getting the savings? Has your existing HVAC system been costing you more than usual recently? The problem may not be with your furnace or AC at all – instead, you could have a problem with your ducts. Improperly sealed ductwork can account for HVAC efficiency losses of up to 30%! If you feel like you’re losing HVAC efficiency, call All Seasons Heating & Cooling.
How can you tell if you need air duct sealing?
Since you usually can’t see your ducts, it can be hard to tell when you need ductwork sealing. Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs you can spot easily that will let you know:
- Your heating or air conditioning costs are much higher than you expect
- Some rooms, especially those farther away from your HVAC system, are difficult to cool or heat
- Certain rooms always feel stuffy
If you CAN see your ducts, there is a much easier way to check if you have leaky or poorly sealed air ducts. Shine a flashlight through one of the air registers in your wall and see if any light shines out through the duct. If you can see any, it’s time for air duct sealing!
Benefits of Air Duct Sealing
Air duct sealing provides benefits beyond improved HVAC efficiency (although, as we said, it can improve this by as much as 30%!) Just some of the benefits of air duct sealing include:
Air duct sealing will improve your comfort – sealing your ductwork allows air to move through your home much more easily, resulting in much more even heating and cooling, even in the far rooms of your house.
Air duct sealing can make your home safer – when fuel-burning appliances run, they release a mixture of harmful combustion gases, including carbon monoxide. These are usually vented harmlessly outside, but if your ducts are leaky it could greatly increase the risk of backdrafting, releasing those gases back into your home.
Air duct sealing will improve your energy savings – if you have leaky ductwork, you’re going to lose a lot of air before it gets to the rooms you need it to get to. This means it’s going to take a lot more work to get those rooms to the right temperature! Sealing up your ductwork will help eliminate these hot or cold air losses and lower your energy bills.
Air duct sealing will improve your indoor air quality – ductwork sealing provides more benefits than just keeping air inside your ducts – it also keeps harmful contaminants out!
If your HVAC system seems to be losing efficiency and you want to improve it, call All Seasons Heating & Cooling today! We can provide ductwork sealing to make sure your air ducts are tight and can help you save as much as possible on your heating and cooling bills.