What is HVAC DuctWork?
It’s the bond of your entire HVAC system yet many homeowners overlook it. Some don’t even consider it a factor in energy efficiency. So why is this crucial part of any home/commercial space so regularly neglected?
Ductwork is often hidden behind walls, ceilings or is tucked away in the attic.
Ductwork is the most common cause of wasted energy. Nearly 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
Ductwork Sealing and Repair
It makes a lot of sense to have the best home or commercial ductwork possible – for many reasons.
Repairing your ductwork will help eliminate extra (and costly) pains that come with owning a home or building, including poor indoor air quality, high utility bills and dust. Properly sealed ductwork can even reduce safety hazards caused by “backdrafting”, where combustion gases are released throughout the home instead of outside.
Professional ductwork repair will also increase airflow, ultimately improving your indoor air quality. If your ductwork was improperly installed, replacing existing ductwork will improve insulation.