The Importance of Sealing & Repairing Your Duct SystemsBy Winters Home Services
Ductwork refers to a system of pipes that runs throughout the walls of your home. It transports the air from your air conditioner or heater to individual rooms in your house. An improperly sealed, cracked, or poorly connected duct system will not allow the air to flow through effectively, which can have negative consequences. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 20-30% of all air that moves through an average home’s duct system is lost because of leaks, cracks, or improperly connected ducts.
Our team provides air conditioning installations, repairs, and inspections. If your ductwork is leaking or broken, it is important to fix it as soon as possible. A leaky duct system will not only waste air, but it will also cause your system to work harder for a longer period of time to cool or heat your home. This will result in higher energy bills each month. Thus, you should have your ductwork inspected, repaired, and sealed to ensure it effectively transports air throughout your home.
Signs of a poorly functioning duct system include:
- High utility bills without cause
- Unevenly cool or hot rooms in your home
- Poor indoor air quality
Having a properly sealed duct system can provide many benefits. It will help your air conditioner function more efficiently, which will help it last longer. Furthermore, it will increase your comfort and ability to control the temperature of your home during cold winter months or hot summer months. Sealed ducts will also help you save money by reducing utility bills.
How an Effective Duct System Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality is responsible for a variety of respiratory diseases and infections. It also may cause asthma, allergies, and pulmonary disorders. Because you spend so much of your time indoors eating, sleeping, and relaxing, it is important to take steps to protect the quality of your indoor air.
Poor indoor air quality may be caused by a variety of harmful particles. These include:
- Animal fur
- Bacteria and viruses
- Chemical fumes
- Other allergens and contaminants
If your duct system is leaky, it will not be able to effectively block these particles from entering your air supply. That is why it is essential to keep your ductwork sealed and functional to keep out these pollutants. This will help protect the health of you and your family.
Quality Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Boston
At Winters® Home Services, we are passionate about meeting the individual needs of our customers. If your air conditioning or heating system has broken down or is not working efficiently, our team will conduct a thorough inspection. We are skilled at handling a variety of HVAC issues, from minor repairs to major installations and replacements. If you have a central AC system, we will provide timely solutions to keep your home cool and comfortable all year long.
Contact our office today schedule a service.