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Duct Leaks = heating and air conditoning loss

Typical duct systems lose 25 to 40 percent of the heating or cooling energy distributed from your forced air heating and cooling equipment. Duct systems lose energy in two ways by conduction of heat from the warm surface and air leakage through small cracks and seams. Duct leakage can also be from poorly or disconnected duct sections.

The average person only sees the supply and return registers in the living space and it is covered with a grill. The majority of the duct system in a typical house is in the crawl space and attic. Out of site out of mind. That is why it is important that you have someone go into these areas to inspect the duct work and plumbing.

Duct leakage can prevent heating and cooling systems from doing their job properly, resulting in hot or cold rooms, and humidity problems. Worse yet, duct leaks can create air quality problems by pulling pollutants and irritants directly into the house. A duct leakage performance test involves pressurizing the duct system with a calibrated fan and simultaneously measuring the air flow through the fan and its effect on the pressure within the duct system. Duct repairs could be one of the most important and cost effective energy improvements you can make.

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