Naturally, air conditioning is a leading priority during the summer for most New Jersey residents. It’s probably safe to assume that you’re motivated by now to make sure that your AC system is in good condition. This means scheduling routine professional maintenance to make sure your system is ready to deal with the summer heat.
While this is important, maintenance is not the only way to make sure that your home is well equipped to handle the hot weather on its way. Now is also the perfect time to make sure your ductwork is in good condition. Keep reading to learn more about the role of your ducts and the advantages of duct sealing.
The biggest, and most common, problem to most often negatively impact ductwork is leaks. Ducts can develop leaks for a number of different reasons, up to and including years of normal use and wear and tear. Leaks may be small, but if you have enough of them they can add up to become a much larger problem.
In fact, the US Department of Energy estimates that the average forced-air cooling system actually loses up to 30% of its total output to duct leaks. This means that over time, you are paying a lot for wasted energy that is not benefiting you. Breach ductwork makes your home less comfortable and your air conditioning system less energy efficient.
The Duct Sealing Solution
Professional duct sealing is much more effective than a DYI job. First off, duct tape is not aptly named and will not protect your ducts from further damage. Secondly, a professional technician knows what to look for and what needs repair.
When they come to seal your ducts, they’ll use mastic, which is a type of epoxy that seals the leak once dry, but still has the ability to flex with the ducts, without being compromised. Professional duct sealing restores that 30% output to your home, making your summer that much more comfortable, not to mention affordable.
For duct sealing services in Mahwah, NJ, contact DB heating & Cooling, Inc today.