Why Duct Sealing Is More Important Than You Think
Your air ducts are a vital part of your cooling and heating system. And we all know that duct sealing is important. For efficiency, for comfort, for plain old common sense. But do you know why duct sealing is more important than you think? Let us explain…
How much of a difference do you think duct sealing makes?
As much as 30%.
If your ducts are poorly sealed, you’re probably losing 30% of your air to your crawl space and attic, or “unconditioned spaces.”
It adds up, doesn’t it. You can blow hundreds of dollars a year out of holes in your ductwork.
They’re called “unconditioned spaces” for a reason – because you don’t intend to make them comfortable.
If your ducts are leaking, conditioned air will flow out of unsealed joints. On top of that, unconditioned air can be sucked into return ducts through unsealed joints. Either event puts more strain on your heating and cooling system and wastes energy.
Proper duct sealing saves you money.
If you’re having a new heating and cooling system installed, get your ducts inspected at the same time.
Make sure your contractor has a reputation for sealing leaky ducts well.
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