The ductwork that funnels air into and throughout your home is an intricate, complex system with lots of connecting parts. It keeps your home’s air breathable, but if you’re not diligent in taking care of it then the air quality can begin to deteriorate. Standard ducts do a good enough job of ensuring your indoor air is properly circulated, but the possibility still exists that as it ages, it can begin to break down and let pollutants contaminate the air.
One solution that helps you out while also improving the environment is eco-friendly – or Green – ductwork. It offers benefits that will make the air in your home better by eliminating the contaminants that can leak into your home through traditional ductwork, and you can rest easy knowing you’ll be doing your part to help out the environment around you in the process. Here is a quick primer from the professionals at Acree Plumbing & Air on the advantages of switching to eco-friendly ductwork.
By installing eco-friendly ductwork, you’re primarily going to be ensuring the indoor air quality of your home improves. Green ducts offer better efficiency by improving the sealing capabilities, which in turn will prevent any leakage from occurring. When all the air you need to be comfortable actually travels through the ducts and into your home instead of getting lost in the attic, where it essentially gets wasted, you’ll be glad you switched.
The materials eco-friendly ductwork is made up of also eliminate harmful components like formaldehyde, which can eventually bleed into your air and pose a legitimate risk.
No More Mold
Traditional ductwork is an ideal breeding ground for mold, especially if any unwanted moisture exists around the area the ducts were installed. Eco-friendly ductwork, on the other hand, can include a barrier that prevents water from intruding and seeping into the ducts themselves, ensuring they stay mold-free.
You Save Money
Because eco-friendly ductwork is made from materials that have been recycled, the cost to produce them on the front end is reduced, and you get to enjoy that benefit through saving money. It also doesn’t require nearly as much supporting material to install eco-friendly ductwork as it would to completely install regular ductwork – meaning the extra materials and labor it usually takes is significantly reduced.
And you’ll save money after it’s been installed, too! According to the EPA, a homeowner suffers an average loss of 25 percent in efficiency through traditional ductwork. And as we talked about earlier, eco-friendly ductwork keeps your air confined to the areas it was intended to circulate through, so your energy bill isn’t suffering as a result!
Eco-friendly ductwork seems like a no-brainer, right? It’s better for the environment, it keeps your home’s indoor air quality at a cleaner level, and you save money. Acree Plumbing & Air can help you with any duct-related needs, even if it’s not about switching to an eco-friendly network. Need them cleaned or repaired? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 813-703-2558 to learn about all the different duct services you can take advantage of today!