As winter approaches, there are a lot of preparations to be made in getting your home ready. Checking your insulation, weather proofing your windows and doors and scheduling your HVAC maintenance are all included. However, one of the most important things you can do this winter is also one of the most neglected: duct sealing and repairs.
Benefits of Duct Sealing and Repairs
When your ductwork develops leaks, be it a small pinhole, a larger tear, or one section coming apart from another, that means less air from your HVAC system is actually getting inside your home. Your furnace then has to work much harder to keep you comfortable, wasting energy and wearing it out prematurely. Your HVAC professional can seal, repair or replace as needed to ensure there are no leaks. This will maximize your system’s efficiency. Not only will this keep your house more comfortable, it saves you money by reducing your energy bills, and it’s better for the environment too!
Additionally, as air leaks out, other substances can leak in. Leaky ducts open the door to rodents, harmful chemicals, insulation particles, and other contaminants mixing with the air delivered to your home. Sealing the ducts will ensure that the filtered air remains clean and breathable when it reaches you and your family. Call your HVAC technician to handle duct sealing and repairs to ensure your home is warm for the coming winter.
For more help preparing your HVAC system for winter, contact Jackson & Sons. Eastern North Carolina’s home comfort is our chief concern.