You probably know that your ductwork plays a crucial role in providing cool air for your home. But you may not realize the impact of having holes in your ductwork. Sure, cool air escapes, but is it really that big of a deal? The short answer is, yes.
Your ductwork is connected together using a special sealant. And over time, the seals can wear down and break. When this happens, you need to invest in new duct sealant in Ponte Vedra. Our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about why duct sealing is so important and how it can help you save on energy costs.
Loss of Conditioned Air
If your ductwork has holes, conditioned air is escaping before reaching the walls of your home. This is a problem in the summer with cool air and in the winter with warm air. The conditioned air that escapes never has a chance to impact the temperature in your home.
This results in your air conditioner, working harder to raise or lower the temperature in your home, depending on your thermostat settings. Your air conditioner may stay on for longer or turn on more frequently in an effort to heat or cool your home because of the lost air.
How Duct Sealing Helps
When you invest in duct sealing, you eliminate these issues so that more of your conditioned air actually improves the comfort inside of your home. Keep in mind that there will always be some cooled and heated air that gets trapped in your ductwork. That’s just the nature of the design.
However, even pinprick-sized holes in your ductwork can have a major impact on your energy costs. If you lose just 20% of your conditioned air, your energy costs could increase by up to 50%. And once holes begin, they can get larger quickly. Duct sealing may seem like an optional expense, but you will be spending much more on lost air than you would on this invaluable service.
Our team can re-apply sealant to the joints of your ductwork. Then we can also repair any holes that developed due to damage. After all, your ductwork is very fragile and can get damaged very easily. If there are sections of your ductwork that are particularly bad and cannot be repaired, we can replace them completely.
Sealing your ductwork doesn’t just save on energy costs. It also helps you save money by extending the life of your air conditioner. When more of your heated and cooled air reaches the walls of your home, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to produce results. This reduces strain on the system and can help contribute to a longer lifespan. And let’s face it, the more you can get out of that initial installation investment, the better.
The Climate Masters team has been serving St. Johns County since 1988 with quality, hometown service. Schedule an appointment today for duct sealing and other duct services.