You already know from reading our blog that having annual maintenance on your HVAC system is important. But did you know that duct sealing is equally important? It may not need to be done every single year but it definitely needs to be done at some point during the life of your unit. Over time, your duct sealing wears out, leaving gaps and holes where cold air can escape and warm air (plus dust, dirt, and allergens) can enter your system.
Checking for these areas of wear and sealing them can help ensure you have better indoor air quality. Plus your AC unit will work more efficiently. So, if you need indoor air quality service in San Antonio, call our team. Keep reading to learn more about how duct sealing can help your home and family.
Why Invest in Duct Sealing
You may be wondering if this is really a necessary investment. Do you really need to have your ductwork resealed? Well, maybe not today, but eventually you will need this service. It’s possible to scrape by without having duct sealing done to your home’s AC system. But it’s just costing you money.
Duct sealing can help your home and it can save you money. In fact, it’s an investment that quickly pays for itself. When you don’t lose cold air to gaps and holes in your ductwork, more of that cold air actually makes it to your home. That means your HVAC system can work smarter and not harder.
You’re also improving your indoor air quality. Your air filter removes a lot of dust and dirt from the air. But if you have holes in your ductwork, dust and dirt are entering and then blowing directly into your home as your system runs to heat or cool your home. This can lead to an increase in illness and allergy-related symptoms. It can also put a strain on your system as the dust and dirt recirculate back through your air filter and clog it up.
You’re Also Investing in Safety
You may not think of your ductwork as keeping your family safe – but it is. If you have gas appliances in your home, the combustion gases from regular operation leave your home through a ventilation system. But if you have leaky ductwork, it can suck some of these gases into your ducts and back into your home. This can lead to increased fire hazards and a greater risk of gas-related illnesses.
And remember, repairing your ductwork isn’t a DIY job that you want to tackle on your own. AC ducts are very delicate and have a specific setup that is unique to your home. You can make the smallest changes and affect the airflow to your home. Plus, you run the risk of damaging your ducts so that they need to be replaced instead of just sealed. Leave this project to the professionals.
Our professionals are ready to take care of you when you reach out. Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.