Keep Your Home More Comfortable and Efficient with Duct Sealing
One of the most common reasons for inefficient heating is that the ducts aren’t properly sealed. Regardless of how good a condition your heating and air conditioning system is in, if your ducts aren’t adequately sealed, you’ll see your energy costs rise. Up to 20% of the energy you’re using to heat your San Antonio home could be being wasted by unsealed ducts.
There are also many contaminants and pollutants that could be coming in through unsealed ducts and polluting your indoor air. So to save money on energy and increase the cleanliness of your home’s air, having a professional Portland duct sealing performed can make a huge difference.
What Can You Do?
There are some parts of the duct sealing process that you can probably take care of yourself. So you may be able make some repairs on your own and improve your energy efficiency without the assistance of a professional. Use metal tape or mastic sealant for all repairs you try on your own.
To repair your ducts, start in the attic and look for kinked, flexible ductwork that you can straighten out. Make sure you don’t tear the material. If you find any torn ducts, reseal the tears with metal tape or sealant.
Remember: despite its name, duct tape will not adequately seal ducts for a long period of time. If you find any disconnects in the system, reattach and them and seal.
Repeat the same steps in the basement (or a crawlspace), and also insulate any exposed ducts with rigid board insulation.
If You Can’t Do It, Call a Professional
A professional HVAC specialist can be much more thorough and accurate than the average homeowner when it comes to sealing ducts. So if you’ve attempted to repair any part of your ducts and haven’t seen a significant difference in your energy efficiency, it may be beneficial to call in a professional.
The professional HVAC contractors at JB Heating & Air Conditioning can make sure that your ducts are properly sealed and correctly sized. We have professional tools and procedures, and we can make sure that your ducts are as efficient as possible.
We’ll perform thorough test through your San Antonio home’s entire system and make sure that your heating or air conditioning unit is as efficient as possible.
For the most thorough job and the best results as far as the safety and health of your family go, our HVAC contractors will give you the highest quality workmanship possible.