Duct Sealing for Winter
Wintertime in Oregon can get expensive. There’s holiday shopping, snow tires, vacations—the list goes on. So why pay more for utilities?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average home’s ductwork loses between 25 and 40 percent of the energy produced by the air conditioner (AC), furnace, or heat pump. Duct sealing helps keep the treated air from escaping. Doing so promotes more efficiency and less energy use.
Why Do I Need Duct Sealing?
Here are several indicators that your ducts are allowing air to escape. The most obvious (and irritating) is high utility bills. Other signs include:
- Patchy hot and cold spots throughout your home.
- Some rooms are stuffy or uncomfortable.
- You have ductwork in your crawlspace, attic, or garage.
- You’ve noticed your flex ducts becoming kinked or tangled in spots.
Unsure whether you have leaky ducts, or it’s something else? HomeRx & Performance Insulation offers energy audits for our valued Oregon customers. We can run tests using thermal imaging to pinpoint leaks and their location.
Additionally, suppose there are other issues—such as poor insulation or outdated HVAC equipment. In that case, we’ll assist you with a plan of action to increase your home efficiency.
How Can I Benefit from Duct Sealing?
There’s a noticeable difference around the house after your ducts have been professionally sealed. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:
- Your home will be safer.
Combusting appliances like your water heater and furnace create exhaust, which they expel out of their ventilation systems. Sealing your ductwork protects from backdrafting—when harmful gases like carbon monoxide (CO) are drawn back into your living space.
- The air quality will be better.
Tightly sealed ductwork improves your indoor air quality (IAQ). Leaks allow harmful airborne byproducts to circulate through your vents—including cleaning chemicals, insulation particles, dust, dander, and mold. When your forced-air system works properly, much of this unwanted debris gets captured by your air filter and removed from circulation.
- It will feel more comfortable.
Wave goodbye to the drafty, uncomfortable parts of your Sherwood area home. Warm air will finally reach the rooms it’s supposed to reach without escaping or losing momentum. This ensures maximum comfort.
- You’ll help the environment.
No leaks mean lower bills. With a modest upfront investment, you can save significant money in the long term. By using less energy, you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint, protecting our state’s natural resources for generations to come.
Need HVAC Service? Get in Touch With Us Today.
HomeRx & Performance Insulation is pleased to bring quality HVAC and duct sealing service to our neighbors in Sherwood, OR, and the surrounding communities. Call 800-723-5588 or request service online.