Losing Energy Because Of Leaky Ducts?
You may have the most energy efficient heating and cooling equipment available, but you will still waste money if that heated or cooled air is leaking out of the duct system before it reaches the rooms in your house. Your home may also be less comfortable, with some rooms never becoming cooled or heated to the desired temperature. Proper duct sealing and insulating can help reduce the loss of cooled air and energy through leaks, rips, tears, and holes. Don’t forget to look for kinks in the duct work, as well. Check the attic and garage first, as these places are easiest to access. If duct sealing in those areas doesn’t fix the problem, it may be time to check crawl spaces and walls. Often overlooked are the spots where the ducts connect to the vent; connections can become loose here and cooled air will be lost. Anyone who lives in San Diego and San Diego County knows how important it is to keep the house cool in summer. If you do not have proper duct sealing, rooms can become too hot or too cold, causing you to be uncomfortable in your own home. You may already be losing up to 20 percent of the air that passes through the ducts. Those dollars add up fast, especially when you have to run your system more frequently to reach the desired room temperature. There’s no reason to spend valuable money to heat your attic or crawl spaces. Make sure your air conditioning system is as efficient as possible by checking your ducts today. If you’re not sure what to look for when checking your duct sealing, call us and we’ll look at all the seams and connections in the ducts. Blockages and leaks may not be easy to spot with an untrained eye, but that’s why we’re here to help!