Improve heating and cooling efficiency and save more of the comfort you pay for with air duct sealing
In central Illinois homes with forced air heating and cooling, a significant amount of energy is lost through the duct system – up to 30 percent! This means nearly a third of what you pay for heating and cooling could be lost through leaky ducts, and nearly a third of the comfort you pay for never makes its way into your living areas for you to enjoy.
Air duct sealing eliminates those gaps, loose connections and fallen sections that allow your heated and cooled air to escape. When ducts are properly sealed, your living areas maintain their comfort because they receive the full amount of conditioned air they call for. This means your HVAC systems don’t have to work as hard to make up for the loss, which conserves energy and saves you money.
Leaky ducts are also a detriment to indoor air quality, as contaminants from the unconditioned spaces where ducts run are able to enter the system and mix with your indoor air supply. Air duct sealing closes these points of entry to protect your indoor air supply from contamination.
Duct leaks are sometimes hard to detect because a visual inspection just isn’t possible for ducts that run through attics, crawl spaces, ceilings, walls and basements. Know the symptoms produced by duct leaks so you know when you need to address this issue:
If you notice any of these signs, contact MB Heating & Cooling for air duct sealing service.
There are products easily obtainable at your local hardware store for DIY duct sealing. The problem with this is most homeowners don’t know which to use – hint: duct tape isn’t what you need. In addition to materials issues, duct leaks are often located in hard to access areas, which puts this project out of the realm of DIY possibility for most homeowners.
Don’t risk continued energy losses and discomfort with failed DIY attempts. Leave air duct sealing to the pros. MB Heating & Cooling has the right materials to create lasting seals and knows precisely when and where they should be used. Plus, we are able to use diagnostic measures to seek out and treat duct leaks that otherwise go unnoticed.
Call MB Heating & Cooling to schedule duct sealing services today.