You pay good money to heat and cool air. That air travels through your ductwork to your vents and brings you comfort, but sometimes the air that you’re paying for gets lost from A to B.
Leaky ducts force you to spend more money to heat and cool your home. If air leaks during your heating and cooling cycles, you throw money out the window. Let’s talk about why duct sealing in Bossier City LA is critical for your home energy plan.
Air You Pay to Heat or Cool Isn’t Being Wasted
Forced air systems, as you might imagine, force air through your ductwork. In order for it to work, the force of the air needs to be greater than the resistance.
Leaky ducts add resistance by interrupting the necessary pressure that your ducts need to operate efficiently. If you have multiple leaks or holes in your ductwork, it can greatly inhibit your HVAC system’s ability to run efficiently.
All that air you’re spending money to heat or cool gets wasted if your ducts leak. Nobody wants to spend more money than necessary to alter the temperature in their home.
May Reduce HVAC Maintenance Frequency
The more your HVAC system runs, the more wear and tear it accumulates. If your ducts are leaky, it takes longer for each room to cool down (or heat up) since less of that air is actually making it to the room.
Then you run your furnace or AC for longer and stress out the working components. Your duct leaks could expedite an entire HVAC replacement. That’s an expense we’d all like to avoid for as long as possible.
Less Unit Runtime
Your HVAC unit runs less often, so there’s less of a chance for things to go wrong. Yes, it costs you more, but it could also result in damages to your HVAC unit such as:
- Frozen Coils: When your coils freeze, your blower fan undergoes unnecessary stress. It can overheat because there’s not enough airflow to cool it down.
- Damaged Compressor: If your AC runs for long enough, those frozen coils could prevent coolant from heating up enough to turn back into a gas. This leads to a damaged and potentially broken compressor.
- Mildew Growth Around Ducts: When you funnel warm air through leaky ducts, it escapes into your walls or attic and can create mildew. This is more about the area around your ducts since mildew shouldn’t damage the metal of your ducts, but it’s just one more (expensive) problem that can happen when your ducts aren’t sealed.
Seal Your Ducts, Keep Your Money
You’re paying good money that you worked hard for just to keep the house at your ideal temperature. There’s no reason to spend extra money on it and stress out your HVAC system even more.
Air duct sealing only needs to happen about once every ten years or so. This will save you money on each energy bill to come and hopefully prolong the life of your HVAC system.
Moon’s Air has provided whole-home comfort since 1971. Call us for service today—it’s good to be Mooned!