YOUR HOME’S DUCT SYSTEM
A Key to Efficiency & Comfort
Duct cleaning is definitely needed.
Most homeowners are aware that your home duct system should be cleaned from time to time. What many people don’t realize is how truly important your duct system is to both your home’s efficiency as well as your comfort.
Ducts travel great distances to deliver your home with wonderfully conditioned air. The goal is to keep your home at a perfect, consistent temperature throughout your home.
Like a big tree, the branches of your duct system extend across the home. They go up or down multiple levels. They reach the basement. Some ducts even travel through attics and crawl spaces. But what if the conditioned air escapes along the way?
What can you do if conditioned air escapes?
Vulnerabilities in your home duct system lead to inconsistent temperatures from room to room and level to level. As the air flows, air pressure is lost through unsealed connections and elbows. This means some rooms are getting more air than others.
Lack of insulation in certain areas is another weak spot. As a result, the air temperature changes as it travels. This results in uneven temperatures throughout the house.
In addition to duct cleaning, one needs to properly manage the duct system.
Given that improper insulation and sealing have an effect on efficiency and comfort, a home’s duct system needs to be properly managed.
Does your system need to be sealed? Perhaps duct insulation is needed?. Have you considered whether insulating the ducts running through the attic or crawl space might increase efficiency? Don’t guess.