Whether you live in San Francisco, San Mateo, Hayward, or any other community in the Bay Area, many homeowners aren’t aware of the importance duct sealing plays not only in terms of energy efficiency, but indoor air quality, money savings, comfort, and more. Ducts work to move air to and from a forced air heating/cooling system; when not properly sealed, they can be a huge source of energy waste, and can also effect air quality and ultimately your family’s comfort. As a trusted Bay Area HVAC company, we want to make you aware of the benefits of duct sealing.
First of all comes comfort. Imagine if your ducts aren’t properly sealed or are leaking, and the warmed or cooled air that could be escaping before coming into your home via air registers or vents. Ultimately, conditioned air could be escaping to the outdoors.
What about indoor air quality? When ducts aren’t sealed, you may notice dust, dirt, and other pollutants/contaminants making their way into your home. Mold, insulation particles, rodent droppings, even garden chemicals could be making their way into your home, making allergy, asthma, or other respiratory conditions worse.
Are your hard-earned dollars floating through leaky ducts? The fact is ducts that leak or that aren’t properly sealed can cost you in more ways than one. Not only will comfort suffer, your HVAC system may be far less efficient, meaning you pay substantially more in energy costs than you would if ducts were sealed as they should be. Additionally, many homeowners find they can enjoy a comfortable home with a smaller heating/cooling system when ducts are properly sealed, resulting in reduced cost and even improved dehumidification.
If you’re someone who’s concerned about the environment, you’ll want to ensure ducts are sealed. It’s simple, really. When you consume less energy in your home, you generate less air pollution. Imagine how pollution could be reduced if every household across the nation had ducts that were properly sealed!
At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning our goal is to provide Bay Area homeowners with reliable, quality HVAC systems that are energy efficient. Ducts are an important component of your heating/cooling system; if you’re not sure whether leaks are present, give us a call today!