Duct Sealing and Duct System
Ductwork is susceptible to leaks and disconnections. The government's Energy Star® program estimates that a typical system loses 20% of its conditioned air through holes in the ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
If your system is leaking, your equipment is working too hard and your energy bills are unnecessarily high. If you find that some rooms are receiving inadequate air or you notice your energy use rising, please call Woodfin or contact us online. Our experts will evaluate your ducts and seal them as necessary. Your home will be more comfortable, and you'll save money.
Duct Conservation Tips
Here are some tips for ensuring the soundness of your duct systems:
- Consider having a professional inspect your ductwork and repair it as necessary.
- If you prefer to do it yourself, seal air leaks using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that you can reach. (Never use duct tape, as it is not long-lasting.)
- After sealing the ducts, wrap them in insulation to keep them from getting hot in the summer.
- Make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceiling. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
For more information, please contact us.