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Can Duct Sealing Help Reduce My Utility Bills?

Sealing your ducts maximizes energy efficiency and reduces your utility bills.

Duct Sealing

You can achieve big savings on utility bills by taking simple measures to maximize energy efficiency where your HVAC ductwork is concerned. Sealing ducts properly is a fairly simple task, yet it can make a big impact on your energy bills. The process can also make your home more comfortable as sealing ducts properly eliminates air leaks and draftiness. If you’re wondering whether sealing your ductwork will make a difference in your home comfort or utility bills, consider the following questions:

  • Are rooms in your home too hot or too cold?
  • Are there irregular temperatures between rooms?
  • Are your heating and cooling bills higher than you think they ought to be?
  • Do you have spider webs and dirty carpet corners?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, chances are very good that sealing your HVAC ductwork can make a difference. In the standard home, nearly 20% of the air you pay to heat and cool can be lost due to air leaks through faulty or improperly sealed ductwork. No one wants to throw money out the window like that, but the good news is you have a simple solution.

There are considerable benefits to sealing your ductwork—the highway that carries your heated and cooled air throughout your residence. The main ducts recommended to target when sealing are the ones going through the attic, crawlspace, garage, and basement. Wrapping them in insulation is yet another way to maximize energy efficiency.

Many homeowners aren’t sure how to seal ductwork or properly wrap and attach the insulation. Taking the right steps to seal ductwork is crucial in maximizing energy efficiency, and the experts at G & M Service are here to ensure the job is done right the first time. Call 919-772-8820 today to reach a knowledgeable ventilation and air duct-sealing technician.

by: Phil Smith

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