Winter is the time of year when many homeowners seek ways to reduce energy consumption and lower heating costs. Most efforts typically focus on a home’s furnace or boiler. And while tackling heating system performance at the source can be effective, even the most efficient furnace can still waste energy if it is blowing air through leaky and poorly insulated ducts.
In a lot of ways, the deck is stacked against homeowners right from the start when it comes to duct efficiency. To begin with, ducts are typically made of a thin metal layer that conducts heat easily. Ductwork is also usually located in unconditioned areas like garages, attics and crawl spaces.
One of the best things you can do to combat energy losses through your ducts is by installing ductwork insulation. Insulating ducts is a three-step process:
Insulating your ducts can make your HVAC system more efficient, which can reduce your summer cooling costs as well as your winter heating bills.
For more information on the potential benefits of ductwork insulation, or to schedule an appointment to have your ducts inspected, contact Powers Heating and Air. We provide year-round heating and cooling service in the Peachtree City area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ductwork insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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