Ensuring that all your air ducts are properly sealed can have an enormous impact on both your power bill as well as your indoor air quality. Proper duct sealing will ensure that the heated or conditioned air will reach its proper destination, not leak into another part of your home. This way, each one of your rooms will have a more comfortable, uniform temperature.
Additionally, proper duct sealing is vital for clean, healthful air. Fumes from dryers and improperly stored chemicals, as well as pollen can reduce air quality in your home as they enter into your home’s conditioned air through leaky ducts. Another added benefit to proper duct sealing is that it is good for the environment. The more efficient your home, the less fossil fuels are consumed to power it.
Some easy ways to determine if you have leaks in your ducts are as follows:
- If some rooms are significantly harder to heat or cool
- A lack of air movement in a specific room
- High monthly utility costs
Sealing your ducts properly is a good project to undertake as the weather cools, before heating season. You will realize significant savings by fixing a leak or a crack. Most leaks or cracks can be fixed with either metal tape or mastic sealant. Another common place for leaks is the connection between registers, especially where they meet the ceilings, walls and floors.
Having trouble with leaking ducts? Visit our website or call the experts at Cox Air Conditioning and Heating today. One of our associates would love to help you with your project, whether by answering a question or sending out a member of our professional team to help you get the job done right.