Air conditioners across the country are starting to see more and more use as summer gets closer and closer. Obviously, making sure that your air conditioner is in good physical condition is paramount to staying cool this summer. However, there is another thing you can do to make sure that your air conditioner is operating as efficiently as possible: duct sealing. Read on to find out more about why duct sealing is so important to ensuring that your air conditioning system operates to its full potential.
Though you probably don’t spare a lot of thought for the ducts in your home, they can actually have a huge effect on how effective your air conditioning system is. Ducts are very vulnerable to leaks, which can form any one of a dozen ways from the time they are installed onward. Though duct leaks are not often very large, if there are enough of them they can cause a serious loss in output. The US Department of Energy has estimated that as much as 30% of a forced-air system’s output is lost to duct leaks. That’s almost a third of the total air conditioning output that you pay for, and that you may not be benefiting from.
Fortunately, you don’t have to just accept that loss of output. Duct sealing is a service in which your HVAC technician locates and closes any leaks that may be present in your ducts. This is done by painting a substance called “mastic” into the leak, which forms an airtight seal when dry. Just by sealing the leaks in your ducts, you can make your air conditioning system up to 30% more effective!
If you haven’t had your ducts sealed before, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We provide duct sealing services throughout Salt Lake City, UT.