Consumer Benefits of Duct Sealing include:
Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. We test the tightness of air duct systems. A duct system is plumbing for air; you do not want it leaking. You might think if the ducts are all inside the enclosure and they leak air here or there, it’s not such a big deal. It IS a big deal, and here’s why: If we spend time and energy calculating exactly how much heating and cooling each room needs, exactly how the duct system needs to be designed and installed, and pick out the perfect heat pump or furnace......all of that gets flushed down the toilet if the conditioned air doesn’t actually go to the rooms where you need it. We can seal the duct work from the inside out without removing ceilings or floors, test it afterward and print a 10 year guarantee.
Indoor Air Quality
Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.
During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leady ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause "backdrafting," where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you're planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating & cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Protect the Environment
Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can reduce the amount of air pollution generated.