Benefits of Duct Sealing
Duct sealing represents a service performed by many HVAC professionals. When thinking about cooling and heating systems, homeowners may think solely about the air conditioner and the furnace. They don’t always think about the ducts, which provide a “highway” for the air to travel. With proper duct sealing, homeowners can receive performance support for the HVAC system.
What is Duct Sealing?
Air can leak through the ducts, often around the seams or in gaps. Duct sealing involves processes intended to eliminate these leaks. And there are scores of benefits to patching things.
If hot or cold air escapes through leaks, then the air isn’t circulating through the home. While a homeowner might not receive the full benefit of the air, expect to receive a full energy bill. Think of the electricity and natural gas required to heat or cool the air. The fan spins to send the air to the ducts, and, if it gets lost due to leaks, the energy expenditure to create it remains the same. Then again, continually running the HVAC to make up for the lost air would drive costs up even further.
Beck Cohen assists Charlottesville-area residents with HVAC and indoor air quality service requests. Duct sealing remains one of our specialties.
Preserving the HVAC System
Wear and tear can drag down the lifespan of an HVAC unit. When leaks exist, the extra work puts pressure on parts and components. When parts wear out, they need replacing. Any added and unnecessary pressure on the system won’t be helpful, and leaks may create those additional problems.
Not only can air escape through leak-causing imperfections, but some unwanted things may also enter. Contaminants entering through gaps might find their way through the house. Anyone residing in the home could be at risk for breathing in these contaminants. When concerned about health, a combination of a good duct cleaning and an effective sealing job might be worthwhile.
The team at Beck Cohen awaits your call in the Charlottesville, VA, area. Besides ductwork, the company handles requests for heating, cooling, and plumbing services. All work comes backed by 60 years of HVAC experience.