Duct-Sealing Strategies To Save Energy

Millions of American homeowners are losing energy dollars right now, as you read this. Many of those are our Ohio neighbors. The problem is, most of them don’t know it. Their energy loss is due to improper duct sealing.

We know that proper caulking and sealing around windows and doors cuts our home’s loss of heating and cooling. But we may never have checked our ducts. Most homeowners take for granted that their ducts were properly installed and sealed. Most times they were. But over time, joints in ducts can loosen, tears can appear in flexible ducting and areas near registers can separate and become loose.

Ducts heat up and cool down. This causes expansion and contraction and, over time, can loosen connections, break seals and cause the loss of conditioned air. As air travels through the ducts, a certain percentage leaks out before ever getting inside the home.

Register connections can come loose, and conditioned air leaks and goes into the interior wall space before ever coming into a room in the home. As a matter of fact, government studies have shown that as much as 20 percent of the heated and cooled air can be lost because of poor duct sealing.

Ignoring your ducts can be costing a serious amount of money in the form of lost heating and cooling. Having your entire ducting system checked and sealed can save you substantially in the form of energy savings in a single year. Duct sealing really does lower energy costs.

If you haven’t had your ducts professionally checked, contact our experienced team at Geisel Heating Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We can check your ducting (including all the hidden sections you can’t see or get to) and seal or replace any problem areas. Our specialists have the equipment, the knowledge and the skills to make sure your duct sealing is 100 percent from your home comfort equipment connections to your registers. Make sure you are not one of the millions losing energy dollars. Give us a call, we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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