In our local area, the summers are tepid with excessive humidity.
When the Wintertide weather arrives, it brings rapidly increasing temperatures well below zero with brutal wind chill.
Every one of us rely heavily on cooling & heating just about all year round & cost adds up to about fifty percent of our annual energy expenses. The duct system is designed to move heated or cooled air from the a/c & furnace to every room in the house. With constant wear & tear, the network of pipes gradually develops holes & cracks that allow the air to escape. Because the maximum amount of conditioned air fails to end up where it’s supposed to go, many rooms never believe quite sizzling or cool enough. It’s not unregular to waste up to twenty percent of the energy that the furnace & a/c produce. This forces the system to run longer to & increases operational costs. It downsidely impacts the environment, the budget & even the long-term reliability of the furnace & a/c; Sealing up those holes lessens the chance malfunctions & helps the heating/cooling unit to last longer, and duct sealing significantly reduces energy bills & pays for itself easily quickly. It also prevents dust, pollen, dander, bacteria & all sorts of allergens from getting drawn into the system & introduced into the breathing air. These contaminants cause drastic air quality concerns that can aggravate dust irritations & cause respiratory concerns, then leaky ducts are the ideal habitat for mold, mildew, bacteria & pests to thrive. I make sure to have the ductwork professionally diagnosed every year. The specialist completes a testing process to identify leaks & provides any necessary sealing.