Leaky Ducts: are very common and can diminish the efficiency of your HVAC system by as much as 40%. It doesn't make sense for air that you've paid to heat or cool to leak into an attic, basement or crawl space through gaps and cracks in your supply ducts.
Safety: Pressure imbalances caused by air duct leakage can lead to back-drafting in combustion appliances such as furnaces, wood stoves and gas ranges. When this happens, you risk
exposure to carbon monoxide.
Up to 40% of the energy usage of your HVAC system could be wasted by duct leakage. It's extremely important that you have a technician come out and check to see if you have any leakage.
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Ductwork is designed to deliver air from one location to another. If supplies or returns are leaking, then this air is not going where it is intended to go. The Solution: Seal the ducts to prevent the waste of conditioned air.
Returns should be sealed from the grill to the air handler. Every degree that the return air temperature drops due to outside air being sucked in is a corresponding degree that the supply air drops, potentially causing comfort complaints and high utility bills.
Problems here can range from small cracks to missing headers.Ductwork in attics should be sealed as airtight as possible using high grade sealants you don’t want your sealant to fail after a couple of years. All ductwork that runs through an unconditioned space should be sealed with high quality sealant before insulation is installed.