If you’re like most Inverness, Florida, homeowners, you love the summer sunshine. When winter weather arrives, you want to stay cozy indoors. Keeping warm is about much more than just turning up the heat, though. Learn how duct sealing offers benefits like keeping your family comfortable and saving energy at the same time.

Increase Your Family’s Comfort

At first, a new ductwork system works seamlessly, moving air from your heat pump, air conditioner, or furnace to every room in your home. After a few years, however, many duct systems develop signs of wear and tear like holes, cracks, and leaks. This type of wear and tear enables air to escape from the ducts without reaching its destination, which could be the kitchen, the living room, or your bedroom.

While you won’t be able to see these issues with the naked eye, our team at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. can spot problems during a duct inspection. After sealing the cracks and holes in your ductwork, you’re likely to notice a substantial improvement, as rooms that never quite felt warm enough will now get the heat they need.

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system is the key to maintaining healthy air quality throughout your home. Even if you change the air filter regularly, however, leaky ducts can cause serious air quality problems that can aggravate allergies and cause respiratory issues. That’s because leaky ducts do more than just disperse dust through your home. They also provide a place for mold, bacteria, and pests to thrive.

Our team of ductwork experts can help you eliminate these potentially dangerous contaminants from your ducts while helping your family stay healthy. To combat significant air quality problems, we may also recommend courses of action like replacing your air filter more frequently or investing in a whole-house air cleaner that works with your HVAC system.

Decrease Your Energy Consumption

When your home’s ductwork constantly leaks conditioned air, you could end up wasting as much as 20 percent of the energy that the system produces. Whether you rely on a gas furnace or an electric heat pump, this wasted energy has a negative impact on the environment.

Our patented Aeroseal technology enables you to decrease your household energy consumption, virtually eliminating wasted energy. Rather than simply repairing cracks, the Aeroseal method relies on airborne polymers that attach themselves to holes in the ductwork, sealing leaks completely.

Lower Your Utility Bills

In addition to decreasing your energy consumption, duct sealing also helps to lower your utility bill. After all, once you stop wasting 20 percent of the energy your cooling or heating system generates, you’ll see much lower heating and cooling bills. In many cases, the money you save on electricity could easily cover the cost of duct sealing.

The best part is that the savings on your utility bill don’t just last for a month or two. You’ll continue to benefit from the savings for years down the road.

Lengthen Your HVAC System’s Lifespan

After duct sealing, your HVAC system won’t have to work so hard to keep your family comfortable. That means it will run more efficiently, require fewer major repairs, and enjoy a longer lifespan.

If you’re looking to save on HVAC expenses, this should be music to your ears. Fewer repairs and more time between upgrades translate to substantial savings and can help you stretch your budget further.

Take Safety to the Next Level

If your home relies on a gas furnace, a gas water heater, or a gas clothes dryer, duct sealing benefits you in one more crucial way. Gas-powered appliances all produce combustion gases, which should ideally exit your home through a ventilation system.

A leaky duct system can vent carbon monoxide and other harmful gases through your living space instead. Fortunately, sealing your duct system and scheduling regular heating system maintenance can help keep your household free from combustion gases and other dangerous airborne contaminants.

Have you scheduled duct sealing for your home yet? Contact the duct experts at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. today: 866-881-5935.

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