Leaky ductwork diverts conditioned air from parts of a house where you need it most. For instance, a leaky supply duct prevents you from getting warm air in your bedroom on cold days. Read on to learn how duct sealing in Daniel Island, SC, can make your HVAC system more efficient, saving you money and giving you healthier air to breathe.
Lower Energy Bills
The U.S. Department of Energy notes that duct repairs are an easy way to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency. Leaky ductwork wastes a huge percentage of the energy that heats and cools your home. Your HVAC system works harder to maintain your preferred temperature in different rooms, and this increases your energy bills.
Duct sealing enhances the airflow in your HVAC system, so the conditioned air flows where you need it. This way, the HVAC system doesn’t use more energy to raise or lower the temperature in different rooms.
Healthier Air With Duct Sealing
In a home where the air handler or blower is in the attic, the ductwork might pull dirty air or particles of insulation into the HVAC system. The dirty air then circulates into your living space. If the air handler or blower is in the crawlspace, the air that circulates in your home will contain pollutants.
Leaking ducts also reduce airflow in some rooms in your homes. These rooms will be under negative pressure, which increases air infiltration from outside your home. Over time, this increases the concentration of dust, pollen, and other harmful particles in your home.
Cleaner Evaporator Coil
When the ductwork in your home leaks, dust and other particles from the attic and crawlspace might accumulate on the evaporator coil. For part of the year, the evaporator coil stays wet. When the wet evaporator gets dirty, biologic microbes might grow on the coil, producing a bad smell and distributing these biologic particles into your home.
To prevent this, you need a high-quality filter to protect the coil, plus regular professional maintenance. Improper fitting of the filter and poor-quality filters might still leave the coil exposed to dirt.
By sealing ducts, you enhance the performance of your HVAC system and lower your energy costs. Call a professional from AC Heating & Air Conditioning Services today for ductwork maintenance services.
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