If you have leaky air ducts in your home, it could be costing you an additional 20 percent or more on your cooling and heating bills. Duct sealing can remedy the problem and provide you with a much more efficient way to cool and heat your home. The service should be performed by a professional who has the proper equipment and know-how. He likely will use a mastic compound rather than duct tape. Duct tape isn’t designed to withstand the heat of an attic for an extended period.
Here are the benefits you can expect from having professional duct sealing completed in your home:
- Save Money: There’s no easier, faster way to boost cooling and heating efficiency than to seal and insulate any ductwork traveling through unconditioned spaces. The cost to have your ducts sealed can pay for itself in the resulting energy savings.
- Enhance Comfort: Have you ever experienced rooms that are difficult to keep at the right temperature? The root of the problem could be leaky ducts. Sealing and repairing these ducts just might take care of the problem.
- Protect Indoor Air Quality: Gaps and cracks in ductwork decrease system efficiency by letting air leak out, and this drives infiltration of outside air into the home. This can be a driving factor in what causes excessive dust in a home. This can aggravate allergies and even be dangerous to your family’s overall health. Sealing leaks is the solution.
- Protect the Environment: Electricity and natural gas used to power your cooling and heating equipment create pollution that contributes to greenhouse gases and global warming. By consuming less fuel to keep your home comfortable, you are doing your part to protect the environment.
Clearly, duct sealing has many hidden benefits besides improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment. If you would like to learn more about duct sealing, or want answers to other heating and cooling questions, please contact CCAC, Inc. We provide services to residents of the Corpus Christi area.
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.
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