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The Importance Of Duct Sealing In Winter

Ducts are an essential part of the HVAC system that can be found in almost all residential and commercial properties. They help to distribute cool or hot air throughout the rooms of your home. The importance of ducts is even more accentuated during periods of extreme temperatures. The coming 2021 winter counts among these extreme temperature seasons when it is essential to have a properly working duct system. However, ducts do not always distribute 100% of the air your heating and cooling system produces. Due to the various leaks and damages in your ducts, almost 30 to 40 percent of the air it takes gets lost. Which is the reason why it is essential to check your ducts and schedule duct sealing services regularly .


When To Schedule Air Duct Sealing Service.


You Notice High Energy Bills.

If your energy bills are high or rising for no reason, your pipes may have cracks, holes, and loose connections. These gaps allow cooled and heated air to escape, forcing your HVAC system to cool and heat more air to make up for this. According to Energy Star, households can lose up to 30% of the treated air through duct openings on average. This may cause your utility bills to skyrocket.

Reduced Air Flow.

Pests, debris, dust, spores, and other particles can easily accumulate in your pipes due to holes, loose joints, and cracks. These impediments make it difficult for air to travel freely throughout your home’s pipes. Obstacles may also restrict the airflow through the vents.

Poor Indoor Air Quality.

If there is too much dust in your home, or if someone in your home has worsened allergies, contamination in the HVAC system may be the culprit. Poor indoor air quality can cause nausea, headaches, rashes, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, sinus problems, sneezing, coughing, and inflammation of the eyes, throat, and nose. This happens when Pollen, viruses, bacteria, spores, animal hair, dust mites, and other toxins enter your home through your ducts. If you feel better outside than inside, think of calling a technician for duct sealing services.

Advantages Of Duct Sealing Services.


Improve Home and Office Comfort: The main role of a duct system is making sure that your whole house or business building receives warm and cool air when needed. Duct sealing service guarantees that your ducts perform this function properly. If there is any leak in your ducts, you will have a lot of difficulties keeping your home at a convenient temperature, even with the most performant HVAC system.


Better Indoor Air Quality: The heating and cooling units of your home come with an air filtration system that prevents undesirable airborne elements from entering your home. However, air ducts that have cracks are very vulnerable to the invasion of dust, pollutants, bacteria, insects, and other airborne contaminants. Therefore to have clean, breathable air in your home, it is important to close all leaks in your duct system. 


Ensure The Safety Of Your Household: Home ducts do not only carry out warm and cool air into your home but also send air and combustion gases out of your home. However, these gases can sometimes be drawn back to your home due to leaks and remain in your home. This phenomenon is known as back-drafting. Some of these gases, such as carbon monoxide, can be extremely harmful to your family. Therefore, if you notice a strange smell in your home after using your dryer, water heater, or furnace, be sure to call a technician to check for leaks in your ducts.


Saves You Money: Leaking ducts have a very negative effect on your home and HVAC units. They prevent your heating and air conditioning system from heating and cooling your home efficiently. Because of the hot and cool air loss in the ducts due to air duct leaks, your HVAC units have to work twice harder to heat and cool your home. This hard work can reflect in the cost of your energy bills. To protect your HVAC system and reduce the cost of your energy bills, call an expert to check your ducts and seal all cracks and opening in it.  


Good For The Environment: As you already know, leaking ducts can cause your HVAC system to work twice harder. These efforts cause your system to use more energy than usual – Energy that comes from the power plants,  produced with the help of fossil fuels. By sealing your ducts, you considerably reduce the amount of energy your home needs and thus participate in reducing harmful gas emissions in the environment.


Call 5 Star Air For All Your Air Duct Services.

5 Star Air is proud and ready to provide you with a full range of residential and commercial air duct services 24/7. Our experts are certified to install, clean, replace and seal air ducts of all types and sizes. Our many years of experience in the field have given us a reputation for providing effective solutions to all your indoor air quality needs. You can trust us that we will perfectly take care of your ducts and at the most affordable price with our services. 

Do not hesitate to contact us now at (800) 686 50 38 or leave us a message for more information and to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.


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