Your modern household is typically better insulated than ever before. In fact, the insulation material we use today is far more efficient than previous iterations, and building codes often require a higher insulation factor. Plainly speaking, homeowners are in the perfect position for energy efficiency. However, there’s always room for improvement. Air duct sealing provides a positive impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency. Here’s how.
A leaking duct in your home is typically the cause of reduced efficiency in a heating and cooling system. In fact, a duct leak can lead to reduced efficiency by up to 20 percent – a significant amount. Sealing and insulating ducts accurately help to increase efficiency, lowers monthly energy bills, and usually pay for itself over time through energy savings.
Furthermore, if you intend to install a new heating and cooling system, a well-designed, sealed duct system allows you to downsize to a smaller system without sacrificing efficiency. This very same system will provide better dehumidification throughout the house.
Protecting the Environment
It is a little-known fact that air duct sealing helps preserve the environment. It is true, though. The energy we use in our homes usually stems from burning fossil fuels, which contributes to smog and climate change. Simply put, the less energy we use and waste in our homes, the less air pollution we create. By investing in air duct sealing, you reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home adequately. Therefore, we reduce air pollution together.
If you would like to schedule air duct sealing services in the Ramsey, MN, area, contact Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® by calling (763) 284-8639. We will provide you with more energy-efficient solutions to save you money each month!