Benefits of Duct Sealing
November 10, 2022
By nature, air isn’t easily contained– it moves freely without conformity to space. However, you need to control air movement for your HVAC system to work correctly. It must go through your ducts, pass through filters and valves, and eventually make its way back into your home. Every small crack or gap in your ducts will allow air to escape as it makes that journey.
Even if you’re good about scheduling routine HVAC maintenance to keep your system operating efficiently, you may not consider sealing those tiny cracks in your ducts. That’s why we want to discuss the following benefits of duct sealing:
- Reduced energy bills
- Allergy and asthma relief
- Longer-lasting HVAC system
- Improved comfort
Some of the best HVAC maintenance services aren’t required monthly or even annually. Duct sealing is one of those services. You do it every few years and enjoy the long-lasting benefits.
Want to enjoy the benefits of professional air duct sealing?
When you want to enjoy the benefits of professional air duct sealing in San Marcos and the surrounding areas, it’s time to call Reliable Air at (512) 396-8183. We provide quality service that homeowners can trust, including convenient 2-hour scheduling windows and same-day service when needed. Call or schedule air duct sealing online today.
Reduced Energy Bills
According to Energy Star, up to 30% of the air pushed through a forced-air HVAC system is lost due to one or more of the following:
- Bad connections
The more air you lose, the harder your HVAC system must work to keep a continuous supply of cooled or heated air flowing into your home. That extra work requires higher energy consumption, which will reflect in your energy bill.
You prevent air leaks when you seal the small holes and cracks in your ducts. Your system can work a little less because the air is properly contained in the ducts until released back into your home.
Allergy and Asthma Relief
Just as air can escape through small cracks or holes in your ducts, it can also make its way into your ducts. That means contaminated air from the surrounding environment can circulate through your home, reducing indoor air quality. Some of those pollutants are allergens that can impact anyone in your household with allergies or asthma.
The sealing process keeps air surrounding your ducts out of your HVAC system, reducing the pollutants your filter must remove to keep your indoor air clean and healthy. It may also help people you love have fewer sniffles, sneezes, coughs, and other signs of asthma and allergies.
If anyone in your household regularly suffers from allergies or asthma attacks, it’s time to talk to our expert technicians about your indoor air quality. We can help you determine the best maintenance services to cleanse your air of common allergens. Options include duct sealing, cleaning, and installing whole-home air purification systems.
Longer-Lasting HVAC System
If you’re concerned about the cost of duct sealing, consider the cost of replacing your HVAC system before it is time. That’s what often happens with poorly maintained systems. Air leaks and accumulation of dirt and debris inside the ducts make the system work harder to keep up with the demand for cool or hot air inside your home.
That extra work adds up over time, stressing your system until it finally breaks down. You may have unnecessary repair bills along the way and potentially an emergency call to our professionals or two. Eventually, you need a system replacement without proper maintenance.
When you seal the ducts, you relieve your system of unnecessary wear and tear. The same goes for cleaning your ducts, changing your filters on a routine schedule, and scheduling at least one tune-up every year. Better maintenance means a system that will work for you longer.
When air isn’t properly contained in your ducts, and your system works harder and harder to keep up with demand, you’re likely to notice changes in system efficiency. Some rooms may feel cooler or hotter than others. Your system may seem unable to keep up when temperatures soar, leaving you sweating it out on some of the year's hottest days.
To maintain a comfortable environment with even heating and cooling in every zone of your home, you need an efficient HVAC system. Too many cracks, gaps, and holes in your ducts mean your system can’t operate at peak efficiency. That’s why duct sealing is so important.
When you seal those tiny vulnerabilities in your ducts, you allow your system to work efficiently. As your energy bill becomes more manageable, you will also notice greater comfort throughout your home.
Contact Reliable Air To Learn More About Duct Sealing.
We’re committed to offering comprehensive services for our local community in San Marcos and the surrounding areas. Reliable Air only hires the best of the best because we know you expect professional, well-trained technicians to arrive at your Texas home and provide trustworthy guidance. We can help with all HVAC services, from routine maintenance and duct sealing to air purification system installation.
After being in the business for 25 years, we have an impressive list of 5-star reviews to prove our excellence in the industry. Call us today at (512) 296-8183.
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