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Duct Insulation in Chicago, IL
You may not think about the ducts in your home very often, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. However, you shouldn’t ignore them completely, either. The ducts in your home are not invincible, and they won’t last forever. We’re not just talking about replacing them, either. Long before the ducts in your home fail completely, they will start to develop leaks that need to be taken care of. Otherwise, you may find your home a lot less comfortable and a lot more expensive to operate than it should be. Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers a full range of duct insulation services throughout Chicago, IL. If you need duct insulation services in your home, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.
The Importance of Duct Insulation
As mentioned above, the condition of the ducts in your home will degrade over time, just like any other system. Because ducts don’t contain any moving parts, though, you’re likely not going to notice when they start to have problems. The biggest problem for ducts is the formation of duct leaks, which can happen for all sorts of reasons from physical damage to years of normal use. While each individual duct leak tends to be pretty small, the cumulative effect can be massive.
The US Department of Energy has estimated that the average forced air system loses as much as 30% of its total output to duct leaks. That means that every time you turn on a heater or air conditioner in your home, almost a third of its output is going to waste before it can get to you. Duct leaks force your forced air systems to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to achieve the same results, making your home more uncomfortable and your climate control more costly. This is why it’s so important to get your ducts insulated.
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Duct leaks should be dealt with if you want to avoid the massive problems they present. Duct sealing, which is the procedure of sealing individual leaks, is alright on occasion. However, it also needs to be repeated every year or so as new leaks continue to form in the ducts. If you want to have a more thorough solution to your duct leak problem, duct insulation is the way to go.
Duct insulation involves wrapping the ducts with material designed to keep air from escaping before it reaches its destination. It requires a fair bit of effort, as much of the ductwork in the average home is not easy to reach. You don’t want to be messing around in your walls, trying to find the ductwork so that you can insulate it. If you need ductwork insulation services, you should call Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc..
Our experts have many years of experience providing professional duct insulation services. We’ll make sure that your ducts are properly insulated, so that you can continue using your climate control systems without worrying about leaks. Call today to schedule an appointment. We serve all of Chicago, IL and the surrounding area.