Air duct leakage
A Leaky System Can Be the Cause of 30%-50% Energy Loss!
Air Duct Leakage
If you are experiencing an unusual high energy bills in your home, you might be wondering what is the causing the issue. Most home owners tend to think towards changing their HVAC system or upgrading it.
According to leading sources in the HVAC field more than %50 of new HVAC systems in the U.S. do not stand up to their rated efficiency as a result of poor installation. Air Leake leads to higher energy bills, poor performance, poor indoor air quality.
Signed of Air-Leak:
- System is having a hard time heating or cooling
- Higher energy bill
- Air seems stuffy, moist & uncomfortable
- Black marks on insulation around duct work
- Throat scratching as the system is on
- Hot & cold spots, inconsistent room temperature
A duct work can run through your attic, crawl-space or walls. Having leaks in your air duct system through those areas can cause in bringing in all of the content of the space.
Let’s take a look at a few materials that can be found in an attic, crawl-space or walls:
- Insulation: could be fiberglass, cellulose (shredded newspaper)
- Asbestos(in older homes)
The solution to Repairing your Leaky air ducts can be very simple:
Our highly trained technicians at PacificAirUSA will inspect the entire duct system to find the leak spots, and seal them with special HVAC sealant tape if it’s the duct work which is leaking. If the leakage is coming from the boots we will use 300 degrees resistant silicon & HVAC sealant tape.