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Is it Time For You to Get Your Ducts Sealed?

With a good amount of rain expected this week, it’s time to start thinking about the quality of your indoor air. Rain tends to pick up allergens such as dust and pollen, affecting allergy sufferers and healthy homeowners alike. If those allergens make their way into your living space, you could have a problem on your hands. But that’s precisely what can happen if you have damaged ductwork.

Your Heating and Cooling Power Will Decrease

Since a leak in a duct lowers the air pressure inside of it, the airflow from your vents into the various rooms of your home will decrease. This also means that conditioned warm air will escape your ducts during the winter, and cool air will find its way out during the winter, resulting in an inefficiently performing HVAC system.

Your Energy Bills Will Rise

When you lose air pressure, and when you enable dust and dirt to enter your ductwork, you put additional strain on your air conditioning and heating systems. This causes them to work harder than they should have to, making your systems work inefficiently. As a result, your energy bills will rise even as your level of comfort decreases.

Your Indoor Air Quality Will Decrease

As mentioned above, allergens are introduced to your indoor air when your ducts are breached. Since air duct leaks often open onto closed and dusty spots in a house, they will draw in large amounts of contamination. They cal also allow moisture to enter your home and encourage bacterial growth such as mold. This will negatively affect your indoor air quality, and therefore your health.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Our duct sealing services ensure that your ducts are properly repaired and that they won’t experience any leakage. Remember, this should only be done by professionals—just because you can buy duct tape in a hardware store doesn’t mean that it’s appropriately named (in fact, it should never be used on actual ductwork).

For professional San Ramon, CA duct sealing services, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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