Your home’s ductwork can be the source of major energy losses. When you have leaks in your ducts, conditioned air that’s been heated or cooled escapes before it can be delivered to the rooms of your home through your vents and registers. The end result is increased energy bills, as you’ll essentially have to work your heating or cooling system harder to achieve the desired result. Leaky ductwork can compromise your indoor comfort as well. In some cases, it’s very difficult to achieve even levels of heating or cooling in a home with duct leaks.
It’s fairly simply to seal leaks in exposed ductwork that you might find in your basement, crawlspace or attic. Simply use a suitable duct sealant product as directed if you find leaks in exposed areas. However, ducts that are buried in your floors and walls are much more difficult to reach and require the skilled touch of a professional.
If you’re not sure whether you have leaky ducts, consider scheduling a home energy audit. During this process, a specially trained technician will visit your home and perform a thorough assessment of your energy efficiency, identifying areas where you’re wasting electricity and fuel, and suggesting ways to remedy the problem.
At Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we have more than 75 years of experience serving homeowners in the greater Cleveland area. If you’re suffering from energy inefficiencies caused by leaky ductwork or other HVAC problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our helpful and friendly customer care professionals will be happy to assist you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about ductwork and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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