Leaking ducts can cause a system to loose up to 20% of air or heat, and compromise air quality by allowing dust, allergens and other particulates to circulate throughout your home.
Duct sealing saves you money by allowing your heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently. In addition to saving energy, sealing ducts improves the air quality inside your home
Here are a few simple ways to determine if you have leaks:
- Do you have rooms that are warmer or cooler than the rest of your home?
- Are your energy bills high?
- Do you need to dust more than usual?
- Has someone in your home shown a marked increase in allergy symptoms?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit by having an inspection performed to determine if your duct work is leaking.
Air ducts should be sealed using a specially made metallic tape or duct sealant. The tape is fire retardant and has a long-lasting adhesive. And despite its name, duct tape should never be used for sealing air conditioning ducts.
For more information on keeping you home comfortable, contact Hobaica Services at 602-995-0387. One of Hobaica’s Comfort Specialists will answer any questions about air ducts or the air quality in your home.