If you have forced-air HVAC equipment, your duct system is unseen but essential.
The ductwork in your home takes heated or cooled air from your furnace or central air conditioning and distributes it around your home. When your ductwork is in good condition, it provides efficient heating and cooling.
But when ductwork has leaks, you can have the most energy-efficient furnace or air conditioner on the market but still have higher energy costs because of leaks in your ductwork.
That is why we include an inspection of your home’s ductwork in our home energy assessments. And it’s why we offer Aeroseal® duct sealing, both in our home energy assessments and as a separate service.
Increased energy costs aren’t the only bad thing caused by leaks in your ductwork.
Leaks in the ductwork can force your home’s heating and cooling system to work harder to keep your home at the set temperature on your thermostat. That creates more wear on your equipment and its parts, possibly causing breakdowns and shortening your HVAC system’s life expectancy.
Uneven heating or cooling is another consequence of duct leaks. You could end up with cold spots in your home in the winter, and spots where the A/C doesn’t get to in the summer.
It’s not just air going out of your ductwork that’s a problem. So is the air coming in through those leaks. Whether the leak is in the basement, between walls or elsewhere in your house, that air can contain dust, dirt, allergens, fumes from household or garden chemicals, insulation particles, pet dander and more. All of that could end up being blown all around your home and clog your HVAC air filter as well.
You may be able to reach some ductwork leaks yourself. But most of the time, fixing leaky ductwork takes a professional.
Homestead Comfort is an authorized Aeroseal dealer. Our technicians have the training and experience to properly use Aeroseal duct sealing in your home so you have peace of mind that the job is done right.
With Aeroseal, we seal your ductwork from the inside, providing a better seal.
Contact us to learn more about Aeroseal duct sealing!