Air ducts are an important part of your home’s central heating and air conditioning system. They move and distribute air around your home to help keep it comfortable. Unfortunately, air ducts are often a huge source of wasted energy.
So do you know? Are your air ducts properly sealed?
When ducts aren’t sealed properly, air leaks in places it shouldn’t. This causes your heating and cooling system to have to work harder. This makes your a/c unit harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your ducts are properly sealed and insulated.
According to Energy Star, sealing and insulating your air ducts can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by 20 percent or more.
When sealing your ductwork, you first want to focus on sealing ducts that run through the uninhabited spaces in your home, such as the garage, attic, or crawlspace. Use duct sealant to seal the seams and the connections of the duct, and then wrap them in insulation to keep them at proper temperatures year round. Finally forming a barrier to trap air in.
Duct sealing can save you money and improve the performance and longevity of your heating and air conditioning system!