In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
About 66 percent of homes have leaky air ducts used for air conditioning and heating systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program, leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for 20 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling energy losses. In a study of energy efficient measures, sealing the ducts yielded by far the greatest energy savings at the lowest cost. By sealing HVAC duct work, the duct work leakage can be reduced by 30% or more.
How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?
- you have high summer and winter utility bills
- you have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
- you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
- your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
- you find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system
Benefits of Duct Sealing
A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Don’t cool your attic … Seal your duct work today….