We work hard to build every house to high standards.
Sealing your home to ensure it’s energy-efficient is an essential piece of this process. It takes time and effort for your builder to design this into your home (but it’s worth it).
We work to have every house built by us reach that coveted energy star status. It’s why we have been awarded “energy star partner of the year” multiple times. This all adds up to a home you can depend on for years to come.
When sealing a home, we emphasize the importance of the new homeowner’s ductwork. It’s not uncommon for the average household to see a 20-30% HVAC loss due to duct leaks! We mastic the entire duct system (no foil tape) which solidifies the direction your air will flow. Why do all that? Less leakage equals less air you need from the fan.
Bottom line: When your HVAC system doesn’t have to work so hard, you save money.
If you are considering an energy-efficient setup, it’s worth the investment. Here are six problems you avoid when we partner together to seal your home’s ductwork:
- High Energy Bills- when your ducts leak, your HVAC system has to work harder and longer than usual to keep up. This also makes it more difficult to maintain your desired temperature. The Department of Energy estimates that this problem could cost the homeowner hundreds of dollars a year.
- More HVAC Repairs– When your ducts leak, your HVAC system has to work harder and longer than usual to keep up. If it’s constantly running, repairs are sure to follow.
- Air Quality Issues- When your heating and air conditioning system is not completely sealed off, the homeowner risks bringing in pollutants like dust that live outside the conditioned space. This is especially problematic if a loved one has asthma or another similar medical condition.
- Clogged Air Filters- Leaks bring in debris. If an air filter is doing its job, it will catch those sediments so that they no longer circulate throughout the house. This means they will fill up faster and require more cleaning. A clogged filter that’s not addressed will put additional stress on your HVAC unit.
- Inconsistent Temperatures- If you have a hole in your ductwork system, there is a high likelihood that you will see hot and cold spots in your home. Not only is this a pain for homeowners to regulate. It’s also hard to fix until the leak is addressed.
- Backdrafting- When you have leaks in your ducts, it can actually make your home’s normal processes work against you. For instance, appliances like water heaters and gas furnaces send fumes outside your home. But if there’s a leak, those dangerous elements can be pulled back inside.
Your home is an investment. Sealing your home’s ductwork is an essential step to protecting that investment.
Over the past two decades, we’ve guided family after family through the process of building a place they love. Being energy-efficient is just another way we work on your behalf to save you money over the long haul.
You deserve peace of mind that your new investment will operate efficiently and stand the test of time.
Ready to get your dream home? Contact us today so we can build you a custom quote.