The average home loses 20 percent of its cooled and heated air through leaks, holes and poor connections in its ducts, according to the federal Energy Star program. That’s a lot of wasted energy, not to mention a lot of wasted money on energy bills.
Sealing your ducts can pay for itself over time through lower cooling and heating costs.
If you have high cooling and heating bills, rooms that just don’t cool down or warm up as well as other rooms, or are stuffy and uncomfortable, you may have poorly performing ducts. Ducts located in an attic, garage or crawl space may also contribute to poor energy efficiency.
Sealing your ducts will help you use less energy, reducing the amount of air pollution generated by your home. It will also reduce the amount of money you spend on cooling and heating your home.
You’ll be more comfortable in every room in your house with properly working ducts. And if you have family members with allergies or asthma, you’ll be glad to know that sealing your ducts cuts down on irritants and allergens that can enter your living space.
For more expert advice about ductwork and other home-comfort topics, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We serve Fayette & Coweta Counties including Newnan, Sharpsburg, Senoia, Tyrone, Fayetteville and Peachtree City providing HVAC service to residential and commercial customers.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about sealing your ducts and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.