Among several vital components that play a role in your HVAC system's operations, some of the most important are your ducts. These allow for transportation of air between rooms and areas in your home, plus ensure that air quality remains high, but one risk that may interrupt these simple functions is a lack of proper air seals in your ducts.
At Thompson's Comfort Connection, we're here to offer a wide range of HVAC services for Sandy clients, from air filtration and purification themes to AC and heating repairs or installations to meet your every need. What are the risks present if your ducts are not sealed properly, what are some signs this might be happening, and what are some benefits of sealing ducts, either on your own or with help from our professionals? Here's a simple primer.
If your ducts are not sealed properly and air is allowed to escape from one or more major locations, there are several key risks you're taking:
There are several key signs that may indicate poor air seals in your ductwork:
Here are a few benefits that come from having properly sealed ducts in your home:
Lower energy bills: When air is not allowed to escape, it means your HVAC system will not have to work as hard, leading to lower energy bills.
Cleaner air quality: With less air escaping your ducts, pollutants and other impurities will not be able to enter as easily.
Longer HVAC system lifespan: When the system does not have to work as hard, it can last longer with fewer repairs over time.
Improved safety: With proper seals in place, there is no risk of flammable gases entering your home.
If you've determined that your ducts are not properly sealed, there are several options available. For instance, you can attempt to seal them yourself using an aerosol-based foam sealant and other materials, but bear in mind that this is a difficult task and could cause problems if done improperly.
For more complex or extensive sealing needs, it's best to leave the job to professionals. At Thompson's Comfort Connection, our team of HVAC specialists can assess your ductwork and apply the necessary sealing materials with precision and efficiency.
We understand how important it is to have properly sealed ducts in order to maintain a comfortable environment and improve air quality in your Sandy home. That's why our team is here to help you protect your health, safety and finances with quality duct sealing services. Contact us today for more information about how we can help.