The ducts that line your house are imperative to your HVAC systems performance. Leaky or poorly run ducts are a reason of concern because on those hot summer days and cold winter nights your HVAC system is working twice as hard to perform. Dr. Energy Saver (N.E. Illinois) seals air ducts to optimize energy efficiency, as part of a program designed to save you up to 40% on your heating and cooling bills. We'll inspect your ductwork as part of our Free Ductwork Estimates. We service Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Glenview in Illinois.
If you have forced-air heating, central air conditioning, or both, your house contains a system of ductwork that sends conditioned air (heated or cooled) throughout the home. They generally work through two types of duct systems:
Return Ducts-- Sends air back to the furnace or air conditioning unit so this air can be heated or cooled.
Supply Ducts-- Designed to blow conditioned air to your various rooms
Between both types of ducts, the air is cycled continually until your thermostat tells the furnace or AC that the right temperature has been achieved.
Contact us today to schedule your free estimate for ductwork in Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Highland Park, Libertyville, Wilmette, Deerfield, and more!
Making sure your ductwork is the proper size, installed and sealed properly is key to your heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, and reduces the need for frequent air conditioning repair or heating repair.
Many times, ductwork is overlooked during home energy performance evaluations or checkups, despite the following:
Comfort: Leaky air ducts are headaches. With leaky ducts, you may not realize the air you just paid to heat or cool your home is escaping. Instead, the air in your home leaks into your attic, basement, or crawlspace. And the air that does reach you, won't be as warm or cool as it was intended to be causing you to have a less comfortable home.
Energy Efficiency: If the conditioned air that you pay for is leaking out before it reaches your living parameters you're basically throwing your money away. Generally when conditioned air leaks out before it reaches your living space hot air from your attic or cold air from your basement is being allowed into your system. Consequently, your HVAC system, will take more energy and money to cool or heat it so that it's the right temperature for your home.
Indoor Air Quality: Leaks in your return ducts, may be sending "bad air" directly into your living space, where the system runs throughout. You wouldn't want to breath air from your crawl space or attic all day long, but if you have an uncontrolled leak, this may be the case. "Pressure imbalances" are also a symptom of leaky ducts that keep some rooms under positive pressure and others in a slight vacuum. If this happens, you may have unhealthy air (laden with dirt, dust, pollen, allergens, and other contaminants) sucked into your home.
Safety: Pressure imbalances caused by leaky ducts can lead to back-drafting in combustion appliances such as furnaces, wood stoves and gas ranges. When this happens, you risk exposure to carbon monoxide.
Up to 40 percent of the energy usage of your HVAC system could be wasted by leaky ducts. It's extremely important that you include ductwork testing and evaluation in your home energy checkup.
For a Free Ductwork Estimate to assess your home's ductwork energy efficiency and to see if air duct sealing will work for you, call or contact us online. We offer full-service HVAC repair, including heating repair, and air conditioning repair and installation.
Dr. Energy Saver (N.E. Illinois) helps homeowners save energy! We service Illinois including Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Glenview, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Libertyville, Wilmette, Deerfield, Highland Park, and more.
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