One of the major causes of an inefficient HVAC system is leaky ductwork; which can potentially cause a homeowner significant loses in energy, comfort, and durability. These leaks are most commonly found in homes where the ductwork was installed prior to the past decade, though they can also be found in newer homes as well.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky ducts can lose between 30 to 40% of the air travelling through them. In addition to the previously mentioned complications, this can also have a negative impact on the indoor air quality inside of a home, particularly if the duct is pulling air from a dirty crawlspace. The best preventative measure that can be taken against this problem is to have the leaks identified and sealed by a licensed contractor. This will not only prevent dust and other contaminants from coming into your home, but according to ACHRNews.com, can also save the average customer “$40 per month on their electric bill as a result.”
To find out more about how to prevent air loss to leaky ducts, call NY’s & NJ’s leading HVAC contractor Breezin Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 718-761-2700 or 732-974-2700, or visit online at www.BreezinHVAC.com. The team at Breezin HVAC, Inc. can assess your ductwork problem and find a solution that will ultimately improve the safety and comfort of your family and home, while also preventing energy loss and saving you money!