In the winter months, duct systems distribute heated air throughout your home and return cooler air for filtering and reheating. For homes with central air conditioning, the system does the same with cool air in the summer. Poorly insulated ducts and holes in your ducts allow air to escape from or enter your system, increasing your energy costs.
Insulating and sealing your ducts can help you significantly reduce your energy costs and improve comfort by reducing the amount of hot or cool air that escapes. By making a few improvements to your duct systems you'll:
- Lower heating and cooling bills
- Improve humidity control
- Increase comfort
- Improve indoor air quality
- Improve equipment efficiency
Because duct modifications can affect living conditions and air quality within your home, a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor should perform testing, changes and repairs.