Keep Your New Jersey Home Warmer with Sealed Ducts
One of the most common reasons heating is inefficient is that the ducts of a home aren’t sealed tightly enough. Regardless of how efficiently your heater is running, if your New Jersey home’s ducts aren’t well-sealed, you’ll see raises in your energy costs. Up to 20% of the energy you’re using to heat your home could be being wasted by unsealed ducts. That’s not to mention that contaminants could be coming in through unsealed ducts and polluting your indoor air. So to save money on energy and increase the cleanliness of your home’s air, you’ll have to make sure your ducts are tightly sealed.
What can you do?
There are some parts of your ductwork that you’ll be to access yourself. So you may be able make some repairs on your own and improve your energy efficiency without a professional. Remember, despite its name, duct tape will not adequately seal ducts for a long period of time. Use metal tape or mastic sealant for all repairs you try on your own.
Start in the attic and look for kinked, flexible ductwork that you can straighten out. Make sure you don’t tear the material. For any torn ducts, reseal the tears with the metal tape or sealant. If you find any disconnects in the system, reattach and them and seal.
Repeat the same steps in the basement (or a crawlspace), and also insulate any exposed ducts with rigid board insulation.
If you can’t do it, call a professional.
A professional New Jersey heating repair specialist will much be more thorough than the average homeowner. If you try to repair your ducts and don’t notice a difference in your energy efficiency, or if the difference isn’t great enough, call in a professional. We’ll make sure your ducts are properly sealed, correctly sized, and thoroughly cleaned. The tools professionals use to ensure your ducts are as efficient as possible will be of a much higher grade than those availables to the average homeowner.
We’ll perform thorough test through your entire system and make sure that your heating unit is as efficient as possible at every level. When you hire us for ductwork, we’ll perform a duct leakage test and a combustion safety. This process will make sure that there are no problems with your ducts by the time we’ve finished our repairs. For the most thorough job and the best results as far as the safety and health of your family go, our New Jersey heating repair specialists will do the best job you can find.