Why Should I Seal My Air Ducts?
The average home loses between 20-30% of the airflow in the duct system due to holes and leaks caused by poorly connected fittings.
This results in higher utility bills and comfort issues in certain rooms or levels of your home. And no one likes leaky ducts.
Over 90% of existing buildings located throughout the U.S. have air duct systems that contain small holes and cracks. This reduces the level of comfort and increases heating and cooling costs. 30 cents of every $1 spent on heating and cooling is leaking out of your ductwork!
What are the most common benefits of duct sealing?
- Safety – Properly sealed ducts can help prevent back-drafting, where dangerous combustion gas can be sucked back into your home via the ducts instead of being safely vented outside.
- Comfort – By sealing the ducts you will re-distribute the air that was previously lost in the basement, walls or attic. This “extra” air will go directly into the living space and improve your comfort.
- Indoor Air Quality – Leaky ducts can allow allergens, chemical and various airborne particles to be dispersed in your home. Duct sealing will improve the quality of air inside your home as well as air cleaners.
- Save Money – Duct leakage will reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment by 20% or more. By sealing the ducts, the equipment doesn’t have to work overtime to reach the desired room temperature. This will save energy and prolong the life of the equipment.