Cooling or heating your home in the Kansas area can be expensive, even if the air ducts in your home are relatively efficient. However, if your air ducts aren’t sealed and insulated properly, you could be wasting up to 40 percent of your cooling and heating energy. This can increase your utility and energy bills and adds wear and tear on your HVAC system by forcing it to work harder than it needs to.
A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer. When your ductwork works correctly, you could benefit from:
Lower Energy Bills
As previously mentioned, as much as 40 percent of the air traveling through your ductwork system escapes through holes or leaks. This makes it harder for your ductwork to cool or heat your home properly. When your air ducts are properly sealed and insulated, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work extra hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Sealing up any leaks or holes keeps your system running efficiently, thus keeping your energy bills lower.
Cleaner Air Quality
Improperly sealed air ducts pick up pollutants like exhaust fumes, allergens, and pollen and deliver it throughout your home. This can cause severe breathing difficulties for you and your family, especially if there’s a history of asthma or allergies. Additionally, leaking ducts could allow combustion gases, like potentially deadly carbon monoxide, picked up from furnaces or stoves to enter your air duct system and be distributed to each room, possibly creating a very dangerous situation. Sealing your ducts can diminish the possibility of these harmful pollutants traveling throughout your home and improve your air quality.
If your ductwork has leaks, your system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable, but doesn’t guarantee that your whole home will be the temperature you want. With an improperly sealed duct system, rooms will be too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. To increase your chances of a comfortable home no matter what, consult the experts at Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing about how to properly seal your air ducts!
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Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been proudly serving the Kansas City Metro and Johnson County area since 1974. We take pride in knowing that each and every one of our customers is completely satisfied, and every job is done completely and correctly the first time. At Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we want to take all the guesswork out of hiring HVAC contractors. Not only are our HVAC technicians some of the most qualified in the industry, but they are also instilled with a sense of pride in their work and act in a professional and friendly manner.
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