Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Ductwork’ Category

Do Your Air Ducts Need Professional Sealing?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

hands-applying-metallic-tape-to-ductsWith our temperature lows still plummeting below freezing, there’s no denying that we still have a lot more cold weather ahead. This means that making sure your heating system is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible is essential to your comfort and your financial efficiency. This is done, first, by ensuring you schedule maintenance each year—we hope you did this before winter began. It’s also about taking care of any repair needs that came up during maintenance.

So, what if you’ve done all this and something just seems… off… about your furnace or heat pump’s ability to keep your home warm? Well, one of the biggest culprits to energy and efficiency loss is leaky ductwork. It’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider, since most ductwork is out of sight and therefore out of mind. But proper, professional duct sealing will keep your heater and your central AC system from losing about 20-30% of the conditioned air moving through it. This means you’re getting all that you pay for each month!

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