In my local area, the summers are warm with excessive humidity.
When the Winter time weather arrives, it brings temperatures well below zero with brutal wind chill.
All of us rely heavily on cooling and heating just about all year round and cost adds up to about fifty percent of our annual energy expenses. The duct program is designed to transport heated or cooled air from the air conditioner and oil furnace to every room in the house. With constant wear and tear, the network of pipes gradually develops holes and cracks that allow the air to escape. Because the maximum amount of conditioned air fails to end up where it’s supposed to go, various rooms never believe quite warm or cool enough. It’s not unregular to waste up to twenty percent of the energy that the oil furnace and air conditioner produce. This forces the program to run longer to and increases operational costs. It negatively impacts the environment, the budget and even the long-term reliability of the oil furnace and air conditioner, and sealing up those holes lessens the option malfunctions and helps the heating/cooling equipment to last longer, and duct sealing significantly reduces energy bills and pays for itself certainly abruptly. It also prevents dust, pollen, dander, bacteria and all sorts of allergens from getting drawn into the program and introduced into the breathing air. These contaminants cause drastic air quality problems that can aggravate pollen irritations and cause respiratory problems, however leaky ducts are the ideal habitat for mold, mildew, bacteria and pests to thrive. I make sure to have the air duct professionally inspected every year. The serviceman completes a testing process to identify leaks and provides any necessary sealing.