In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?
A duct system that is well-designed by one of our specialist and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
We start by sealing air leaks using mastic sealant, special caulking or metal tape to insulate all the ducts that we can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). We also, 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.