According to the EPA, in the average home about 20% of the air that moves through your ducts is lost due to leaks, holes and poor connections. This results in decreased system efficiency and costs you money on your monthly energy bills. Having your ductwork sealed could save you hundreds of dollars.
Your ductwork is constantly submitted to the harsh weather conditions present in unconditioned spaces. Over time, the original seals become worn and weathered. Ducts may also leak as a result of improper installation, insufficient insulation or damage caused by pests or remodeling.
Some of the symptoms of leaky ductwork include:
Many homeowners blame their heating or cooling unit when experiencing these issues. However, leaking or improperly sealed air ducts can also be the culprits.
If you have access to your ducts, look for tangled or kinked flexible ductwork or dirty insulation around the air ducts, these are telltale signs of air leaks. You may need to also contact a professional to accurately identify the problem area(s).
Many homeowners invest heavily in energy efficient cooling or heating units but neglect their air ducts. Properly sealing your air ducts will result in several benefits for you and your home.
Stop letting your valuable air escape from your HVAC system through your ducts. Contact Service Champions today to see if your home could benefit from having your ductwork sealed.