Are Your Air Ducts Properly Sealed?
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.
What you can do to help your air ducts:
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 in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. That is why it is 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 system by 20 percent or more.
When sealing your air ducts, you first need to focus on sealing ducts that run through the uninhabited spaces in your home. Those are ducts; such as the garage, attic, or crawlspace. Use duct sealant to seal the seams and connections of the duct, and then wrap them in insulation to keep them at proper temperatures year round.
Duct sealing can save you money and improve the performance and longevity of your heating and air conditioning system!
Sanders & Johnson can help you get your home’s air conditioning and heating system in check. Whether you need Denver HVAC repair, installation, or maintenance, we can help.