Leaky ducks are no doubt the biggest energy drain when it comes to heat and air loss.
If you are sitting there scratching your head wondering why certain rooms in your house or office freeze or burn up during certain times of the year your answer May lie in the ductwork. In a heating and cooling system ductwork is used to distribute conditions throughout the building. If ductwork is not sealed properly or has been installed incorrectly, you will feel uncomfortable as well as experience higher than normal utility bills. When you are running your air conditioner, cold air may be seeping into unnecessary spaces such as the attic, basement, or crawl space. Twenty to thirty percent of air moving through duct systems is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. Leaky ducks are no doubt the biggest energy drain when it comes to heat and air loss. You may have improperly sealed ductwork if you find kinks or tangled ducts in your system, your utility bills are unusually high in the summer or winter months, you have rooms that never reach an optimal temperature, or you have ducts that are located in the basement, attic, or crawl space. It is absolutely necessary to have your ductwork working properly. Contact your local HVAC professional to inspect your ductwork and find out if it is costing you money and what you can do about it so you can save money on your energy bills and feel more comfortable inside of your home.