We’re well into heating season at this point, and it’s only going to get colder over the next few weeks. It’s important that you take steps to get your home ready for winter, if you want to stay warm and comfortable over the next several months. One of the best ways that you can make sure your home is ready for heating season is to get your ducts sealed. Read on for some of the benefits of duct sealing.
Why Duct Sealing is Necessary
Regardless of the type of ducts you have in your home, they’re very prone to leaks. These leaks can happen due to mistakes made during installation, or due to animal activity, or just from years of expanding and retracting. Individual leaks tend to be small, but they add up quite quickly. The US Department of Energy has estimated that the average forced air climate control system loses up to 30% of its total output to duct leaks. That’s nearly a third of the total output you’re paying for, which makes your system more expensive to operate. This is why you need to schedule duct sealing at least once every few years.
Duct Sealing Methods
Typically, duct sealing involves painting mastic into the leaks in the ducts. Mastic is a type of epoxy that, once dry, is able to seal the leak while still being flexible enough to move with the ducts. Occasionally, the mastic will be supplemented with regulation metallic duct tape. This helps to more fully seal the leak, as well as stabilize the mastic to prevent the leak from reopening as easily. This will help to restore the output to your system.
Bell Home Solutions provides comprehensive duct sealing services throughout Denver, CO. If you need duct sealing services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.