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How Air Duct Sealing Saves Money and Energy

It’s easy to think that a few small holes in your ductwork aren’t that big of a deal. Do you really need to make repairs? But the short answer is yes. Holes in your ductwork can quickly worsen after they begin to develop, causing a lot of air loss. 

The air that is escaping through these holes is costing you on your monthly energy bills, as well as putting additional strain on your air conditioner. If you need an air duct sealing company in Vineland, NJ, our team is here to help. Give us a call to schedule your service today. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of duct sealing.

Energy Efficiency 

You schedule an appointment to seal your ducts for one simple reason. Cooled air is escaping instead of reaching your home. But at the same time, heat along with dust and dirt are entering the network of ducts. So you really have two problems.

All of this is causing your energy bills to increase. After all, not only is air channeling into your attic, walls, or basement instead of your home, but hot air is also getting inside. This makes the problem doubly bad in terms of home temperature. The air coming out of your vents may feel lukewarm instead of cold.

Your air conditioner begins to work harder to achieve the temperature that you selected for your home. As a result, it is using more energy to cool your home, resulting in higher utility bills. You may notice a small difference at first, but over time as ductwork holes get larger, your energy costs will continually creep up. All while holes are getting larger and more and more cold air is escaping.

It’s a downward spiral that you can stop simply by scheduling a duct sealing appointment with our team. Ideally, you should schedule the service every 3-5 on average. If you’re not sure whether or not, it’s time for a duct cleaning, we can complete an inspection and let you know.

AC Wear and Tear

But there are also costs associated with holes in your ductwork that may not be as obvious. When your air conditioner is working harder to cool your home, it isn’t just using more energy. It is also taking on more wear and tear by increasing the strain placed on all of the components. Your air conditioner has a limited lifespan, and working harder to cool your home is only going to shorten the amount of years that the unit is in operation. 

You may not think this is a big deal because you will have to replace your air conditioner eventually anyway. But what if you could get an extra few years out of your air conditioner simply by reducing strain to the unit? Every year is more than you were getting out of that initial investment you made when you installed the air conditioner.

Your comfort is our business here at Elliott McElwee Heating and Cooling. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment for duct cleaning and sealing.

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