Air Ducts Make a Difference in Your Home Energy Usage and Comfort
The duct system moves conditioned air from the heating or cooling equipment throughout your house. Ducts also control how much air is delivered to each room. The right amount of air will keep room temperatures where they need to be. A duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed makes your home more comfortable, safer and energy efficient. But if the ducts are damaged, leaky, improperly installed, or the wrong size, they can reduce your system’s ability to heat or cool by 20 percent. The result is both difficulty in keeping the house comfortable and higher utility bills.
You know you have poorly performing ducts if:
- you have rooms that are hard to heat and cool
- you have rooms that are stuffy and uncomfortable
- your summer and winter utility bills are high
- you have un-insulated ducts located in the attic, garage, or crawlspace
- you have flexible ducts that are twisted or kinked.
So what should you do? Prevent heat loss and increase energy efficiency by having the ducts sealed and insulated. Repairing or
replacing damaged ducts can go a long way to improving performance and comfort. These are services Holt Plumbing & Heating are pros at! First, we’ll thoroughly inspect all your duct work and evaluate the systems’ supply and return air balance to locate problem spots in your home. After repairs are completed, we’ll re-evaluate the air flow and conduct a combustion safety test to ensure there is no back-drafting of gas- or oil-burning appliances. Be comfortable and safe in your own home!
We have found the “Lifebreath System” has significantly improved the air quality in our house. The air is always fresh, and there has been a positive impact on the environmental allergies. The system has been running in all season, and remains economical to operate with a limited impact on our power bills.Chuck Lauritson