Do you have forced heating and cooling in your home? If so, you rely on a network of ducts to distribute air to every room in your home. Until you have professional duct sealing done, your ductwork may be leaky and inefficient, resulting in higher energy bills and a less comfortable interior. Here are the primary benefits of professional duct sealing that you will enjoy immediately after having this service completed:
- Enhanced Comfort: If you have ever experienced rooms in your home that are too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer, professional duct sealing will provide you with a huge comfort improvement. Since air no longer leaks en route to its final destination, rooms are easier to keep comfortable after your ductwork has been sealed.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality: Insulation particles, dust, chemicals and fumes can enter your ductwork if there are holes for them to seep through. These pollutants won’t be able to bother sensitive individuals when sealed ductwork is preventing them from tainting your indoor air.
- Better Safety: Water heaters, dryers and furnaces release carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion. In a properly operating system, they are safely vented outdoors. Yet, this dangerous gas can be “backdrafted” into your heating and cooling system, which means the gas is drawn back into your living space instead of being exhausted outside. This is a serious health hazard that professional duct sealing can prevent.
- Greater Energy Savings: Reduced energy consumption will result when leaky ducts are sealed up. You may see up to a 20 percent decrease in your heating bills, making professional duct sealing an investment that pays for itself. You might even be able to downsize your heating and cooling equipment because of the increased efficiency. Plus, by using less energy, you also decrease your impact on the environment.
These immediate benefits are clearly worth the effort to have professional duct sealing done. To schedule your appointment, please contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning in Fresno today.
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