Air Duct Sealing
In homes with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 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.
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 or cool;
- you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable;
- your air ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace or garage;
Benefits of Duct Sealing
A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home or business more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
Simple Solutions to Improving Duct Performance
Because your home or business heating and air conditioning system air ducts are often concealed in walls, drop ceilings, attics and basements, repairing them can be difficult. But there are things that we can do to improve the air duct performance in your home or business.
Contact us to evaluate and review your ductwork system and we will make the appropriate recommendations to maximize your energy savings, from sealing air leaks using mastic code approved sealant or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that are accessible (such as attic, crawlspaces, unfinished basement, drop ceilings, and garages). We only use UL required tape for each application and long lasting. Also, make sure that the connections at the vents, supply and return registers accessible are well sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ducts in the heating and air conditioning system.
Call us today to schedule an heating and air conditioning energy efficiency evaluation performed on your air duct system.