1 Inexpensive Fix to Increase Your Home Savings and Comfort

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In March 23, 2018
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Ductwork. It’s the bond of your entire HVAC system yet many homeowners overlook it. Some don’t even consider it a factor in energy efficiency. So why is this crucial part of any home/commercial space so regularly neglected?

Ductwork is often hidden behind walls, ceilings or is tucked away in the attic. Because of its unseen nature, home or building owners often point to AC or furnace mechanics as the culprit of high energy bills and decreased comfort levels. In reality, ductwork is the most common cause of wasted energy. Nearly 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. (1)

Ductwork Sealing and Repair

It makes a lot of sense to have the best home or commercial ductwork possible – for many reasons. Repairing your ductwork will help eliminate extra (and costly) pains that come with owning a home or building, including poor indoor air quality, high utility bills and dust. Properly sealed ductwork can even reduce safety hazards caused by “backdrafting”, where combustion gases are released throughout the home instead of outside. Professional ductwork repair will also increase airflow, ultimately improving your indoor air quality. If your ductwork was improperly installed, replacing existing ductwork will improve insulation.

Repairing ductwork and even installing new ductwork is relatively inexpensive. Once the leaks are identified, properly sealing your ductwork requires very little disruption in your home. A professional contractor can get to all those hard-to-reach places to locate leaks, debris build-up and problem areas (ductwork too close to walls or ceilings). A proper inspection by a trusted HVAC technician should include:

  • Inspection of readily accessible ducts for obvious air leaks
  • Inspection of flue and venting
  • Check of temperature rise across system for proper fan speed
  • Check of air flow across system
  • Check of CO2 output at vent end points

The cost of getting your ductwork cleaned, repaired or replaced outweighs the risk of neglecting it. Johnson Air services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All our technicians are licensed, professional and experienced so our customers can have peace of mind with our ductwork services. If you suspect your ductwork is costing you, call us for a consultation or to schedule an inspection.

Resources
1. Energy Star. Duct Sealing. Retrieved 13 Feb 2018 from https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_improvement.hm_improvement_ducts

 

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