Your ductwork may be neglected. When you think about insulation, you might consider the attic or the walls of your home. But the EPA says you’re probably losing about 20 to 30% of all the air that moves through your home due to unsealed and uninsulated ducts. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Ductwork Matters
Homes with forced-air heating and cooling units use a network of ducts to transport the energy generated to the various rooms of the home. But holes and leaks from shoddily installed pipes can run up your energy bills and make your home very uncomfortable.
The attic ducts in your home are a particular problem; their proximity to your roof means all that heat or air just simply escapes from the top of your home. Some of the typical attic duct problems that we see include:
- Improperly installed ductwork with kinks that restrict the flow of air.
- Ducts that are partially disconnected.
- Duct tape that has cracked, dried out, or otherwise fails to cover gaps between the piping.
All of these issues can negatively affect your indoor air quality and the amount of money you spend each month on your heating and air conditioning.
Properly sealing your ducts is only the first step. To cut energy costs, insulating your ductwork will prevent condensation buildup and improve the energy efficiency of your home, making it both cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter—for much less cost.
Your home’s ductwork is made of thin sheet metal or fiberglass, which makes it easy to lose the air traveling down the pipe. Insulation and sealing help regulate the temperature inside the pipes while ensuring none of the precious air is lost.
This is the one home improvement you cannot skimp on because it will pay for itself.
Free Attic Duct Insulation and Sealing Estimates in Marysville
Crawl Pros understands the investment you’ve put into your home. That’s why we offer a free estimate on this money-saving home improvement. Contact us today.