As homeowners, we are all constantly looking for ways to ensure the overall comfort and safety of our homes and families. With that said, many homeowners are unaware of the fact that ductwork leaks in your HVAC system can not only reduce energy efficiency in your home and cost you a good deal of money, but they can also be putting your family in harm’s way. Leaks in the ductwork can, through the backdraft in your living space, distribute carbon monoxide into the air.
The team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants our clients to know that the best option for eliminating carbon monoxide issues or wasted energy is by way of sealing the leaks that are present in your ductwork system.
Ductwork Leaks Are Common
As your heating and cooling system ages over time, the ducts installed can begin to wear and even corrode causing separation. When the ducts become separated openings and cracks are developed that allow air from within the ducts to escape into your home atmosphere. The hot or cold air from your HVAC system flows through the system’s ductwork. When separation, cracks or openings are present, this airflow can actually be leaked long before it even makes its way into your living space. This can certainly result in higher energy costs and energy inefficiency but more importantly, can lead to challenges in maintaining comfortable and proper temperatures in the interior of your home. It can also impact the safety of your family as well.
When ductwork leaks are present, they can cause back drafting. When back drafting occurs, gases such as carbon monoxide are blown back into the living space causing harmful conditions. When carbon monoxide blows into your home, it can ultimately result in not only serious health conditions but can also be deadly as well.
The team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants to take this time to help our clients understand how they can minimize the risk of carbon monoxide positioning while helping you to conserve and save money on energy costs. The only solution to this problem is to seal off any leaks, openings, or cracks that exist in your system’s ductwork. That’s where our team of highly skilled and experienced HVAC technicians and specialists come in. Though you may think it possible to seal these leaks on your own, we highly recommend that you put your trust into the hands of our professionals. The ducts in your HVAC system are very difficult to access and can present with a somewhat challenging task.
The Benefits of Sealing Leaks in Your Ductwork
There are a number of benefits that come into play when you choose to seal those ductwork leaks. Some of the primary benefits include the following:
- Enhanced safety in your home – When you seal the ducts you avoid the occurrence of back drafting which ultimately stops poisoning from carbon monoxide and keeps your family safe and protected.
- Improved indoor air quality – When you seal leaks, cracks and openings you are contributing to an improved air quality in your living space. Doing so prevents dust, dander and other allergens from making their way into your HVAC duct system and eventually into your home atmosphere.
- A more comfortable home environment – Duct sealing allows for the air flow to reach all areas of your home without be disrupted or tainted thus providing more comfortable temperatures in both warm and cold weather.
- Helps to reduce your carbon footprint – When you choose to seal ductwork leaks you are reducing the energy loss in your home which helps to have less of an impact on the environment.
Let’s Sum It Up
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling, we take tremendous pride in our high-quality HVAC products and services we provide. Our team also has a goal of educating and offering insight to our many clients about their HVAC systems and how to maintain a safe and comfortable atmosphere in your home and be energy efficient. For more information about ductwork leaks or to schedule a service appointment, be sure to reach out to one of our dedicated team members today. We look forward to serving you and to helping you ensure the overall health, safety and comfort of your home and family season after season.