The ducting throughout your home is an important part of your A/C system because it is what carries the cool air to all of the rooms of your home. It is important that your duct system is not just well designed for proper airflow, but sealed the right way as well.
This notion will help to make your home far more comfortable, while improving energy efficiency. Sometimes however, ducts can wind up separating or corroding, creating leaks. For your system to continue performing optimally, it is important to start sealing duct leaks as soon as you notice them so that you are able to help your system operate at proper performance standards.
For obvious reasons, sealing duct leaks will improve the comfort level within your home by keeping it cooler, but your indoor air quality will also improve from these actions. A leaky duct system is prone to take in many outside agents that are then dispelled into the indoor air of your home including:
These agents can aggravate allergies or asthma as well as make the air unpleasant to breathe.
There are agents even more dangerous that can get into a leaky duct system such as carbon monoxide. This is produced from the normal operation of any gas appliances and can back-draft into leaks in the duct system. This could in turn have dire consequences for anyone within your home.
Finally, you can save money on your energy bills by sealing duct leaks and in doing so, you will also be helping to protect the environment. Remember that the less energy you use, the lower your carbon footprint will be. This, coupled with lower monthly bills is a winning proposition.
There is a proper methodology for checking over and sealing duct leaks. If you want the matter dealt with properly, you should contact the Rheem Pro Partner. We know how to help homeowners in the Colorado/Wyoming area pair up with a professional who understands the right way to find and eliminate any leaks in your duct system.
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