Although the HVAC duct is hidden inside wall cavities, attics plus crawl spaces, there are warning signs when the system is leaking, and once the ducts start leaking, the oil furnace plus a/c need to toil harder plus run longer.
The heated plus cooled air escapes into the attic, basement plus unwanted areas, but unconditioned, contaminated air gets drawn into the system plus delivered throughout the rooms of the home; Higher energy costs, boiling plus cold spots, musty smells, excessive dust plus longer system run times are indications of leaky ducts.
In most homes, the ducts allow a significant amount of air to escape by way of small holes, cracks plus gaps at the seams, and sometimes the ducts aren’t officially insulated or the foil tape at the plenums has failed. The goal of professional duct sealing is to reduce energy waste. When the ducts operate at their best, the maximum amount of conditioned air is delivered to the home. The oil furnace plus a/c don’t need to run as long or toil as strenuous to maintain ideal comfort. This results in lower energy costs, plus because of less strain on components, the system operates more reliability plus lasts longer, however maximum airflow ensures a more consistent temperature across the living space. There is less opportunity of fumes, VOCs, pollen, dust, mold spores plus other harmful toxins from entering the breathing air. Sealed ducts supply healthier indoor air pollen levels plus reduce cleaning requirements. Plus, there is less opportunity of contaminants accumulating on the system’s evaporator coil. When the a/c operates, the coil becomes wet. The combination of moisture plus pollutants creates the perfect breeding ground or microorganisms. They odor bad, cause health concerns plus downsidely affect AC operation. Scheduling duct sealing also offers the chance to detect other troubles, such as imrespected design, undersized supply or return plenums, lack of insulation or destructiond, bent or detached ducts.