Duct Sealing and Duct Insulation
Your Pacific Northwest area home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system’s energy efficiency is vital to both your home’s energy-cost savings and comfort level. There are many components to your energy efficiency that work together to provide you with the results you want and expect.
Our HomeRx Heating & Air Conditioning professionals are highly educated and trained, not to mention work very hard, to balance and fine-tune all your HVAC elements to perfectly suit your needs. One of these critical components is your Oregon or Washington home’s air ducts, also called ductwork.
If your ducts are leaking, it is impossible to reach the level of comfort you want in your home. Additionally, when your air ducts have issues with their seals, you are leaking energy, which costs you money, as well as inviting health issues into your home. At HomeRx, we take your air ducts very seriously and highly recommend sealing and insulating them.
Why Do You Need Duct Sealing and Insulating Services?
Air ducts are constructed from different materials. Chances are your home’s air ducts are fabricated from either galvanized steel, aluminum, polyurethane and phenolic panels, fiberglass duct board, or flexible ducting—or a combination of these materials.
When your ducts were new, they may or may not have been properly installed and insulated. If they were not, you could have been experiencing leaks and issues all along.
When air ducts are initially installed, the installers seal the seams between duct pieces and at connections. Where necessary, they insulate them. If the installers are not appropriately trained, unlike our HomeRx experts, they may use incorrect materials to seal the seams or may simply execute the job in an inferior manner. Either way, you suffer the negative effects.
Even if your air ducts were installed well, over time seam seals and duct insulation break down, allowing leakage. Materials can shift and rust as well, also causing leaks.
Duct leakage does more than reduce your ability to achieve precise comfort levels in your Portland, Bend, or Seattle area home. It also decreases your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), as matter like dust, dander, and mold are pulled in through the leaky ducts and then circulate throughout your home.
Having poor indoor air quality can be dangerous, leading to chronic health issues. If someone in your home already suffers from illnesses, allergies, or asthma, poor indoor air certainly exacerbates these conditions.
What Are Duct Sealing and Insulating Benefits?
There are several benefits from duct sealing and insulating:
- Your heating and cooling system can reach its optimum performance, affording you the level of comfort you want in your home.
- With no wasted or leaking energy from your ducts, your HVAC system can operate at its proper level without stressing it to work harder, trying to keep up with the heated or cooled air you are continuously losing. This helps prevent unexpected breakdowns or repairs and extends the life span of your system.
- Without leaking air, all your heating and cooling energy is being used as intended. This saves you money since your energy costs are on par with your system’s energy efficiency. In fact, studies have shown you can save between 20 to 40 percent on your energy costs after sealing your ducts.
- Your indoor air quality will improve. With this comes better health for all those in your home.
Contact HomeRx for More Information on Your Air Ducts
When you want to boost your Portland, OR, Bend, OR, or Seattle, WA, area home’s comfort level, energy savings, and indoor air quality, duct sealing and insulation are good solutions. At HomeRx Heating & Air Conditioning, we are highly certified and experienced in duct sealing and insulating. Call us today at 503-479-5290 or request service online for us to diagnose your ductwork.