Leaky ductwork not only affects your wallet, and comfort, it also affects your family’s health! It is one of the most important and common problems found in the home. Because we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, the quality of the air in your home is critical. Asthma, allergies and odors have all been linked to indoor air pollution. In many homes, duct leakage is the main cause of indoor air quality problems. Leaks can pull pollutants and irritants directly into your house. These pollutants are drawn into ductwork from the attic, crawlspace or garage and are distributed throughout your house by the air conditioner, furnace or heat pump fan.
Duct leaks force your system to run longer and work harder to keep you comfortable. In many houses, heating and cooling costs are increased by 20% to 30% because of duct leakage. Leaks can also pull outside air (hot in the summer and cold in the winter) directly into the ductwork, forcing your system to run longer to keep you comfortable. In addition, dust and dirt drawn into the ductwork builds up on filters and air conditioning coils making your system work harder and wear out faster.
Sealing leaky ductwork can add years of life to your heating and cooling system. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new system, DON’T connect it up to a leaky duct system. Get the efficiency and performance you’ve paid for..
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