You work hard to provide for you and your family. You’re even pretty pleased with how well you’ve been following your budget this year. But then the Spring Hill utility bills come in, and they’re unexpectedly high for the third month in a row. How could that be? You’ve conserved energy in every way you know how, and you’ve done a great job of teaching the kids to turn off lights when they leave the room. So, what’s the deal? Despite your efforts to save money, you may be losing your hard-earned cash, AC Air, along with your comfort, to drafts.
Here are two ways your home is losing AC air and money.
Since they remain hidden behind your walls, ceiling, and floors, it can be easy to forget that the only reason your entire home is supplied with cool air is because of your HVAC system’s duct network. Unfortunately, leaks can form in this network, particularly along seams where components connect. Leaky ducts allow cool air to escape and warm air to enter your airflow. Not only does this reduce efficiency and comfort, but with that warm air also come dust, dirt, and other irritants that pollute your home. The only way to fix a duct leak is to have it professionally sealed.
That’s right, your attic. That corner of your home that you may have never even touched, and if you have, you weren’t up there for long. Because if you were, you may have noticed light coming through from the floors below, and if light’s coming through, so is air. Areas around outlets, canned lighting, and plumbing pipes usually aren’t sealed as well as they could be. Some expanding foam around pipes and outlets, tighter canned lighting, and extra insulation in the attic floor for good measure will ensure your air stays where it belongs.
Don’t let air leaks keep you from having the comfort, efficiency, and savings you deserve. To have your ducts sealed, call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 866-881-5935.
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