According to the EPA, the typical home loses about 20 percent of the conditioned air that moves through its ducts because of leaks, holes and disconnections in the ductwork. This can lead to some major comfort and efficiency problems in your home. So what’s the best thing a St. Louis Metro East area homeowner can do to prevent these ductwork problems? Have duct sealing performed by Tiger Services!
What is duct sealing?
Duct sealing is a service offered by Tiger during which we inspect your home’s ducts and seal off any openings or disconnections that we find. Our customers experience a number of different benefits from duct sealing, a few of which we listed below.
What are the benefits of duct sealing?
- Lower energy bills. Any time that you’re losing conditioned air from your ducts, you’re also wasting energy. That’s because your air conditioner has to work extra hard to make up for that lost air. Sealing your ducts will ease the load on your air conditioner and can significantly lower your energy bills.
- Better system airflow. In order to keep your air conditioner running smoothly, it must have the right amount of airflow. Openings in your ductwork allow air to leak out, which makes your air handler and other system components work extra hard to meet your home’s airflow demands. By sealing your ducts, you can prevent system breakdowns that stem from airflow problems and extend the life of your cooling system.
- Improved home comfort. When air is lost through duct leaks, it makes it hard for your cooling system to deliver conditioned air where it’s supposed to go. As a result, your home can experience hot and cold spots as well as rooms that you just can’t seem to keep cool. Duct sealing will allow for a much more comfortable home with more consistent temperature levels.
- Better air quality. Openings in your ducts don’t just allow air out; they also let outside air in. That means that dust and unfiltered air can get into your ductwork and circulate throughout your home, often while bypassing your air filter. Sealing your ducts will ensure that unfiltered air doesn’t infiltrate your ducts and that all of the air that’s delivered to your home has been sent through your air filtration system.
If you have any questions about duct sealing, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Tiger, your St. Louis Metro East plumbing, heating and air conditioning company.