Right now we are in between major seasons. Summer is long gone and temperatures are cooling down as we get closer to winter. If you haven’t had your ductwork inspected in a while, now is a great time to do so. If your ductwork is particularly dirty or has a lot of holes, do you want to take care of these problems ahead of the winter season?
When you’re ready to schedule your duct services, including adding air duct insulation in Bellevue, WA, give our team a call. After reviewing your ductwork, we can let you know if it is time to schedule a duct cleaning or add some additional insulation. You can also keep reading to learn more about what happens during a duct inspection and why the appointment is so important.
Importance of Duct Insulation
Thermal energy can get lost in a variety of ways when flowing from your heater through the ductwork and into your home. Aside from holes in the ductwork, you also want to think about insulation. Ducts that are well insulated will lose less heat than ducts that do not have any insulation. During a ductwork inspection, we can assess your insulation and improve or replace it before winter if we deem it beneficial.
We also want to look at how dirty your ducts are during the ductwork inspection. Although it does not affect how warm the air is, dust and dirt can stir up inside of your ductwork and prevent heat from having a streamlined flow for the heat blowing into the living spaces of your home.
It’s easy to think that these tiny particles don’t have a major affect on airflow, but they really do. Aside from that, the dust and dirt mix in with your clean air and blow into your home, resulting in dustier surfaces and a higher likelihood that you and the rest of your household will suffer from allergy symptoms and sickness this winter season.
You may be asking yourself, “How does all of this dust and dirt get into my ductwork?” Even when you change out the filter regularly, some dust can eek its way into the system. But an even bigger contributing factor are the holes and gaps that may be in your ductwork. After all, ducts are made of a very thin sheet metal, flexible plastic, or duct board that is fragile and fairly easy to damage.
The pieces of the ducts are also connected together by seals that can loosen up over time and result in fairly large holes. The more dust that gets into these holes in the seals, the larger the holes get. It’s a cycle that continues on until you are losing a significant amount of warm air while dust and dirt continually mix in with clean air.
The WSB HVAC team is connecting you to comfort. Schedule an appointment today for ductwork insulation so you can keep more heat inside your home this winter.