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If your ductwork is leaking, it is impossible to reach the level of comfort you want in your Pacific Northwest home. Additionally, when your air ducts have issues with their seals, you waste energy. That costs you money, as well as inviting health issues into your Oregon or Washington home.
At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services, we take your air ducts very seriously and highly recommend sealing and insulating them. Call us today for a free consultation.
What Are Duct Sealing Services?
Air ducts are constructed from different materials. Chances are your home’s air ducts are fabricated from either galvanized steel, aluminum, polyurethane and phenolic panels, fiberglass duct board, or flexible ducting—or a combination of these materials.
When your ducts were new, they may or may not have been correctly installed and insulated. If they were not, you could have been experiencing leaks and issues all along.
When air ducts are initially installed, the installers seal the seams between duct pieces and at connections. Where necessary, they insulate them. If the installers lack the appropriate training, they may use the wrong materials to seal the seams. It's also likely they will execute the job in an inferior manner. Either way, you suffer the consequences.
Even if your air ducts were correctly installed, seam seals and duct insulation break down over time, allowing leakage. Materials can shift and rust as well, also causing leaks.
What Are the Advantages to Duct Sealing?
Duct leakage does more than reduce your ability to achieve precise comfort levels in your Portland or Bend area home. It also compromises your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), as dust, dander, and mold is pulled in through the leaky ducts and then circulate throughout your home.
Poor indoor air quality can be dangerous, leading to chronic health issues. If someone in your home already suffers from respiratory problems—such as allergies, or asthma, poor indoor air will likely exacerbate these conditions.
Why Do I Need to Insulate My Air Ducts?
There are several benefits from duct sealing and insulating:
- Your heating and cooling system can reach its optimum performance, affording you the level of comfort you want in your home.
- With no wasted or leaking energy from your ducts, your heating and cooling system can operate at its proper level without stressing it to work harder. Doing so helps prevent unexpected breakdowns or repairs and extends the life span of your system.
- Without leaking air, all your heating and cooling system operates as intended. You save money since your energy costs are on par with your system’s energy efficiency. Studies have shown you can save up to 40 percent on your energy costs after sealing your ducts.
- Your indoor air quality will improve. With this comes better health for all those in your home.
Contact HomeRx for More Information on Your Air Ducts
HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services has a team of highly certified and experienced duct sealing professionals ready to assist with your next project in Oregon and Washington. Call us today at 503-479-5290 or request service online.