According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program, leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for 20% or more of a home’s heating and cooling energy losses. This results in higher utility bills and difficulty keeping your house comfortable.
Here are a few signs that you may have leaky ducts:
- High summer and winter utility bills
- Rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
- Stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
- Ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
- Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system
What Can Be Done About Leaky Ducts?
Run your system and check all the ducts and joints that you can access. You can seal these up yourself with mastic or foil-backed tape. You should also seal around where the duct meets the wall. Duct tape is actually not recommended for duct work and any fabric backed tape will deteriorate over time.
Air Duct Insulation
We recommend insulating your ducts. This insures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home.
Air Duct Testing
You can have your ducts tested. One of our certified technicians will take a reading of the air pressure in your ducts and can analyze how much air is being lost. From there we can make suggestions for how to improve efficiency.
Air Duct Cleaning
Over time, dust, mites, bacteria, and other things get sucked into your vents and build up in your air ducts. Imagine all the years of dust in your house getting blown around into the air you breathe. We can clean your ductwork, removing obstructions that restrict your airflow and clean out any bacteria and dirt that will pollute your indoor air.
You can also have a UV light installed in the ductwork. This uses ultraviolet radiation to sterilize air, destroying bacteria, as well as mold and fungal spores. This serves to greatly improve your indoor air quality.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is very important to the health and well being of you and your family. The cleanliness of your air ducts directly affects the quality of your home’s air.
Need Air Duct Service?
Contact the air duct experts at Four Seasons Heating & Cooling!
Air Duct Installation in Newport, NC 28570
“The technician arrived at the promised time, got the work done in a few hours and cleaned up the debris before leaving. And the system is running better!”
– David G.
Four Seasons Heating & Cooling services Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Cherry Point, Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, Havelock, Indian Beach, Marshallberg, Morehead City, Newport, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Swansboro, and the surrounding North Carolina communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 252-247-5500, or request service online today.