You may have already sealed your doors and windows, added extra insulation, and generally done everything you could to improve the energy efficiency of your home, but did you check your duct work? Would you even know what to look for?
Think of your duct system as huge hoses, delivering cold air instead of water into your house. Mostly out of sight, ducts can leak for years without you knowing it. They can become torn or crushed and flattened.
Old duct tape – the worse thing to use to seal ductwork, by the way – will dry up and fall off over time, allowing junctions and splices to open, spilling (expensive) cooled air into your attic or under the house. It’s wasteful.
According to energystar.com , in a typical house 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.
Not only are you leaky ducts wasting money, but think about what may be crawling into your house through those openings!
Contact us today for a complete duct inspection.