Properly sealing your air ducts is one way to keep an HVAC system working optimally. When leaks are present, air is constantly escaping, making the system work harder. When having your air ducts sealed, consider:
1. Higher Air Quality
Sealed air ducts make it more difficult for dust and dirt to enter a building. If anyone living or working inside is prone to allergies, this process reduces the likelihood of irritants getting into breathable air. Sealed ducts offer a cleaner, fresher environment and less indoor dust in general. Even people without allergies may find that they sneeze less frequently and feel better overall.
2. Increased Safety
A leaky HVAC system is vulnerable to invasion by mould or pests. Warm, damp air in the ducts may encourage mould growth, which can emit spores that cause respiratory problems. Pests can also enter ducts through openings/leaks, and the system can spread their germs, parasites, and dander through an entire building. Sealing ducts helps keep these problems out.
3. Consistent Temperature
With a leaky HVAC, warm or cold air bleeds out of the building. During winter or summer, a well-regulated HVAC system keeps indoor temperatures comfortable. Leaking ducts result in hot or cold indoor spots, making temperatures inconsistent throughout a space.
4. Lower Energy Bills
Leaking air ducts cause higher energy bills. As your system struggles to maintain consistent temperatures, it uses more power. Sealing ducts allows the system to operate efficiently, and you won’t have to keep turning down the AC thermostat or turn up the heat.
Higher energy consumption creates more pollution. Whether using a furnace or electricity for warmth, waste products (e.g. smoke and heat) are released into the environment. Sealing reduces energy usage, with a corresponding drop in emissions from your building.
6. Reduces Degradation
Pushing the system harder strains the HVAC, costing money in repairs and parts. Sealing the ducts and reducing the demand on them helps preserve the system and increases its longevity, saving you more in the long run.
Duct sealing makes an HVAC system run cleaner, offering a more healthy environment at work or home. Increased efficiency keeps you comfortable and lowers costs, making it an enticing upgrade that ultimately pays for itself.
For duct sealing and other related services, contact Dr. Duct at (613) 845-0707; we can clean your system and help keep it that way. Contact us for a free estimate.