Before we get any further into winter, you should be taking steps to make sure that your heating system is in good condition. Maintenance is a big part of that, but it’s not the only thing that you can do to make sure that your home is as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. You need to take care of your ducts if you want them to serve you well this winter. One of the best ways to do that is with duct sealing.
The biggest reason that you want to schedule duct sealing this winter is the problem of duct leaks. Ducts can develop leaks for any number of reasons, from years of normal use, to animal activity, to sub-par installation conditions. Individual leaks are quite small, normally, but their effects accumulate quickly. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that the average forced-air climate control system loses as much as 30% of its output to duct leaks. That is a massive amount of lost output, contributing to more strain on the system and higher monthly bills for you. If you want to prevent this from happening, you’re going to need to have your ducts sealed.
The most common way to seal duct leaks involves painting a substance called mastic into the leaks. The mastic is sculpted to form to the ducts, and will seal the leak once dry. This restores the lost output to the climate control system, making your home more efficient and comfortable. If you have never had your ducts sealed, now is a great time to do it.
Switzerland Air offers duct sealing services throughout Angleton, TX. If you need duct services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure your ducts are in the best possible shape this winter.