Ducts are often ignored by homeowners, and it’s not hard to understand why. Ducts fulfill a vital role, transporting warm and cool air throughout the house. However, they are also rather large and a bit of an eyesore. This is why they are largely installed out of sight, where they do not offend homeowners’ aesthetic sensibilities. Unfortunately, this kind of unobtrusive installation also makes them more likely to be neglected by homeowners when it comes to maintenance. Let’s find out what can happen to your ducts when they aren’t properly maintained, and how you can keep them operating properly.
Ductwork is not affected by a wide range of issues, primarily due to its simple construction. However, those problems that do affect ducts can be a big hindrance to their proper operation. Duct leaks are the worst of these problems. Duct leaks can form in many ways, whether from animal activity, human error, improper installation, or even regular use. For the most part, these leaks are fairly small. However, there are often a high number of them in each duct network, and their cumulative effect can be substantial. An average forced air system can lose as much as 30% of its output to leaks in the ductwork. That is why duct sealing is so important.
The Economic Benefits of Duct Sealing
Duct sealing is a process by which all leaks in your home’s ductwork are found and closed. It is meant to eliminate the loss of energy through those leaks during the operation of any forced air system. Losing that much energy from your heating or air conditioning system amounts to a significant waste of money. Duct sealing saves you money by eliminating that energy loss, shortening the time that your system needs to operate. Though any duct sealing is better than no duct sealing, remember that leaks can continue to form even after the procedure. For that reason, we recommend having your ducts sealed at least once every two years.
If you haven’t had your ducts sealed before, call Command A/C. We provide quality ductwork services throughout Cerritos, CA.