When there’s barely a trickle of heated or cooled air coming from your vents, leaky ductwork in your Monroe, NC home could be to blame. Damaged or missing seals, gaps, and cracks in the ducts can waste a lot of energy and money. Consider these three reasons to invest in sealing up your home’s ducts.
Improve Indoor Comfort
When the heated or cooled air leaks into your walls or attic, it’s not getting into the rooms where you spend time. In the winter, your home might have areas that are too cold. In the summertime, some parts of your home may get too hot and humid. Duct sealing helps ensure that all the heated or cooled air makes its way into the rooms of your home.
Increase Heating and Cooling Efficiency
When a lot of the heated or cooled air is wasted from poorly sealed or leaky ducts, your heating and cooling system loses efficiency. It will have to perform more cycles to reach the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat. All this extra work causes more wear and tear, which could lead to system breakdowns. Sealing up your home’s air ducts also extends the system’s lifespan.
Conserve Energy and Lower Utility Bills
According to Energy Star, 20% to 30% of the heated or cooled air from a typical home’s HVAC system is lost to leaky ducts. You probably don’t want to spend more on your utility bills than you have to. Sealing the ducts conserves energy. Your home will have a smaller carbon footprint, and your utility bills will be lower. Professional duct sealing lasts for a long time, and it will quickly pay for itself by lowering your monthly heating and cooling expenses.
To learn more about why duct sealing is a good investment in your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, take a look at Byrum Heating & A/C, Inc.’s duct sealing services, or get in touch with our Monroe HVAC service experts today.