Heating Your Cincinnati Home Can Be Tough If Your Ducts Aren't Properly Sealed
by Greg Leisgang on February 20, 2014
Posted in: Ductwork
Like many across America, homeowners in Cincinnati are always looking for ways to improve their home's heating efficiency and lower monthly bills. A vital component to making this happen is ensuring air ducts are properly sealed and in top working condition at all times. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your Cincinnati home's heating system this winter.
Sealing Air Leaks
Any air leaks in your home's heating ducts will have a negative impact on your heating unit's overall efficiency. Air leaks will prevent warm air from circulating properly throughout the home, causing your heater to work much harder than usual to maintain a consistent indoor air temperature. Air leaks can also make it difficult for a home to achieve balanced humidity levels. Sealing air leaks in the duct system can easily be done by a professional to solve these problems.
Having a duct cleaning performed is a good idea and should be done annually. When dirt, grime, particulates and other materials begin to accumulate in the air ducts, air flow can become obstructed and heating costs can rise. Viruses and bacteria also reside in air ducts which can interfere with improving your home's indoor air quality. Volatile organic compounds and other contaminants that can cause discomfort to family and pets can be easily eliminated with a professional duct cleaning.
Repairing & Replacing Ducts
Homes both new and old can often benefit from having heating ducts repaired or replaced altogether. Repairing air ducts can extend your heater's lifespan and alleviate the chance of costly repairs down the road by reducing the system's work load. To ensure air duct repairs or installation is done correctly, contact a trusted local contractor for more information.
If you'd like to learn more about getting the most out of your Cincinnati home's heating system this winter, contact the experts at JonLe Heating & Cooling today. JonLe Heating & Cooling has been serving happy clients in the greater Cincinnati area for a number of years and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your home's heating or cooling.
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