In a little while, you’re going to start using your heating system more and more to keep your home comfortable. You’ve probably already had preventive maintenance done, to make sure that your heating system itself is in the best possible shape for the added stress of daily use. If not, you should. Have you also made sure that your ducts are in the best possible condition, though? Let’s take a look at how duct sealing can improve your heating system’s performance this season.
Ducts don’t demand an awful lot of attention, because they’re not designed to. However, that doesn’t mean that they can be safely ignored. Ducts are very prone to developing leaks over time. While these individual leaks in the ductwork may be small, they can have a substantial effect on your heating system. The US Department of Energy has stated that the average forced air climate control system loses up to 30% of its total output to leaks in the ductwork. That’s a massive amount of output going to waste every time you turn on your heater. It makes your climate control system have to work harder to keep you comfortable, and costs you more money in the process. This is where duct sealing comes in.
The best way to restore output to your heating system is to have your ducts sealed at least once every couple of years. A substance called mastic is painted into the duct leaks, which then dries and seals the leak. The mastic is also occasionally supplemented by regulation metallic duct tape. Duct sealing will make your heating system more efficient, and your home more comfortable, this heating season.
SPS Mechanical, Inc. offers comprehensive duct sealing services throughout Haddonfield, NJ. If you need duct sealing services, call today for an appointment.