If you’re like many homeowners, you may not spend much time thinking about your home’s air ducts. After all, they’re located inside your home’s walls – out of sight and out of mind. But the health of your air ducts are extremely important, as they carry conditioned air throughout your home and impact your energy usage.
According to Energy Star, it’s estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through air ducts is lost because of holes, leaks and poorly connected ducts. That’s a lot of lost air! This results in sky-high energy bills because your HVAC system must work harder to cool and heat your home.
If you want to check on the health of your air ducts, give the pros at Hans Heating and Air a call today. We can identify all of your air duct issues.
How do Ducts Become Unsealed?
Duct sealing is just like it sounds – it’s the process of sealing all the ducts to prevent them from losing air. Over time, air ducts can become unsealed from poor installation or old age.
If that’s the case, you’ll need to hire a reputable HVAC technician to inspect the ducts, find out where the cracks and holes are to identify leaky ducts and have them properly sealed.
Signs Your Home Needs Duct Sealing
There are a few signs that your ducts are leaking. If you notice any of the following, give your friends at Hans Heating and Air a call to schedule an appointment.
- You visibly see gaps in your ductwork
- Your rooms feel stuffy and uncomfortable
- It’s difficult to heat or cool specific rooms
- Your utility bills suddenly become higher than usual
- You see signs of or hear rodents in your ductwork
What Are the Benefits of Duct Sealing?
Lower Energy Bills
Sealing your home’s air duct system improves energy efficiency and lowers your utility bills. The cost of paying someone to seal your ducts more than pays for itself with the energy savings you’ll recoup.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
When your duct system has holes and leaks in them, not only does conditioned air exit the ducts, but contaminants – such as dust, dirt, pollen, etc. – enter them.
When air leaks from your duct system, the air’s not going to its intended destination in your home. This creates hot and cold spots around the house and can lead to being uncomfortable. Sealing your ducts will prevent hot and cold spots from occurring.
Large gas appliances such as water heaters, dryers and furnaces create combustion gases, including carbon monoxide, that travel through the ventilation system and outside. Leaks and holes in ducts can create back-drafts that cause these harmful gases to be sent into your living areas.
Contact the Pros at Hans for Duct Sealing Service
Whether you are looking for duct sealing, or need an expert to come out and inspect your ductwork, contact Hans Heating and Air for all of your air duct needs. We have the best technicians in the industry. Our step-by-step methodology and ingrained process that our techs rely upon for your HVAC system services, repairs and installations ensure that they will be able to accurately and efficiently detect your system malfunction, as well as provide the appropriate solution.