Duct Leaks Could Be Increasing Your Bills

Do you suffer from high summer and winter utility bills? Are some rooms in your home hard to keep at a comfortable temperature?

Your first thought may be that there is something wrong with your furnace or air conditioning unit. Although this is a possibility, there may be a simpler explanation; you may be suffering the symptoms of leaking ducts.

Unfortunately, you’re not alone; according to Energy Star, a typical home loses about 20 percent of the air moving through the duct system. Every leaky area and bad connection increases the cost of your utility bills and wastes energy.

A leak in your duct work causes the air coming from your furnace or air conditioner to be delivered outside the areas of your home which you want to heat or cool. A leak could mean connections in your duct work may have not been sealed properly or have come loose, or there is a hole somewhere in the system.

Duct work is often in the attic or crawlspace of your home, so it can be easy to overlook. These areas are not usually heated or cooled and ducts are often uninsulated, which can lead to additional energy loss. Duct leaks in these areas can draw unconditioned air from the attic or crawlspace into the rooms of your home, affecting your desired indoor temperature.

If you suspect leaking ducts, we can help you investigate. T.A. Kaiser’s trained HVAC technicians can inspect your duct system for leakage and design flaws; our Duct Sealing and Ductwork Modification services can troubleshoot and fix problems, saving you money on your utility bills and increasing your personal comfort. Contact us if you’re suffering from leaky ducts!

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