At Wright's Heating & AC, when installing a new system, we properly design and seal all ductwork so your home cools efficiently. When this isn't done correctly, you are likely going to need repairs.
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In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts (according to EnergyStar). The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
Signs that your home has poorly performing ducts:
High Summer and Winter utility bills
Rooms that are difficult to keep warm or cool
Stuffy & uncomfortable rooms
Ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system
Benefits of Duct Sealing
Proper Duct Sealing makes it easier on your unit to keep your home the perfect temperature.
During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.
Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20%. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can end up paying for itself in energy savings.
REDUCED AIR POLLUTION
The less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can reduce the amount of air pollution generated.