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Sealing And Insulating Air Ducts.

Comfort

Sealing and insulating air ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.

Indoor Air Quality

Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.

Safety

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Duct leakage

During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.

                                     Saves Money

The University of Florida’s IFAS Extension Service determined that among typical homes in Florida, duct systems lose 25 to 40 percent of heating or cooling energy. Sealing and insulating air ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Further, leaky ducts make your HVAC system work much harder. In fact, home heating and cooling ducts leaking just 20 percent of the conditioned air passing through them causes the HVAC to work 50 percent harder. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.

Protects the Environment

Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can reduce the amount of air pollution generated.

Ordinary “duct tape” does not provide an effective seal because heat, cold, and moisture will break the adhesive bond. Proper sealing with MASTIK is the only way to stop the loss.

Will Air Duct Sealing help you to save energy costs?

Whether it will or not depends on the age of your home and its envelope components, the way it was constructed and has been maintained, the amount of insulation and air leakage there is in its outer envelope, as well as the number and size of windows, and many other factors.

This is where we can help. In conjunction with the guidelines of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), we follow the LEED for HOMES Whole House Approach, which not only considers one stand-alone Green Energy Efficient Home Improvement, but also its relationship to all the other elements that impact the energy aspects of your home.

At Florida Green Home Consultants, we provide either a phone consultation or an in-home consultation to help you to decide what’s best for you, your family and your home. We will then introduce you to the services of our Certified Air Duct Sealing Associates who are state licensed and insured to seal your home’s air ducts.

At Florida Green Home Consultants, we also do Energy Reduction Consulting and Energy Ratings.

Thank you for your interest in Air duct Sealing and our company. Please contact us today for advice and a free estimate, by completing the form at the top right hand side of your screen. We look forward to helping you to make Green Home living your reality.