One of the most important systems in your home, though it’s hidden beneath your feet and over your head, may be wasting a lot of your energy dollars. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings, carries the air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room.
Unfortunately, many duct systems are poorly insulated or not insulated properly. This is where Sustainable Services can help! Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills. Insulating ducts that are in unconditioned spaces is usually very cost effective. Although minor duct repairs are easy to make, ducts in unconditioned spaces should be sealed and insulated by qualified professionals at Sustainable Services.
Ducts: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
The unsealed ducts in your attic and crawlspace lose air, and uninsulated ducts lose heat, wasting energy and money.
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy)
How Your Leaky Ducts Cost You Money
Sealing your home’s ducts to prevent leaks is even more important if the ducts are located in an unconditioned area such as an attic or vented crawl space. If the supply ducts are leaking, heated or uncooled air can be forced out of unsealed joints and lost. In addition, unconditioned air can be drawn into return ducts through unsealed joints. In the summer, hot attic air can be drawn in, increasing the load on the air conditioner. In the winter, your furnace will have to work longer to keep your house comfortable. Either way, your energy losses cost you big money! Let Sustainable Services help save you money by correcting this problem in your home.
You can lose up to 60% of your heated air before it reaches the register if your ducts are insulated and travel through unheated spaces such as the attic or crawlspace.
Sustainable Services can help insulate and repair your ducts!