In many older homes with forced air heating systems, the ductwork used to move the air can be very leaky. In many cases the leaks are extreme. In fact, it is not uncommon to find ductwork fittings that are completely disconnected. Disconnected ductwork located in attics, crawlspaces or basements can go undetected for years. Picture warm air that you pay to heat in the winter being wasted in this manner. Making things even worse, leaks and disconnects wherever they occur, can leave some rooms feeling cold because of weakened airflow. Contaminants can be drawn into ductwork used to carry return air back to the furnace to be heated again and then blown throughout the home. The word allergies comes to mind.
There are several reasons why leaks and disconnects occur. Consider this, all seams, connections and registers even on newer systems will leak to some degree if not properly sealed using the right materials. Building codes have only recently required that these areas be sealed and tested. The problem is worse with older systems because time takes a toll on everything. Seams may come apart, connections get loose, and people can cause damage to an air distribution system without even knowing it. Step in the wrong place, bump the wrong thing and before you know it your system is sucking wind.
Fortunately The Pro’s at Energy Geeks have a simple solution. Allow our technicians to seal all your ductwork seams, connections and registers. Fix all disconnects and then test your system using the latest in duct testing equipment. When we are done your ductwork will distribute air more efficiently, your furnace will run less and the air you breathe will be cleaner.
Best of all, you may qualify for zero percent interest financing through the Mass Save Heat Loan Program which can be used for window replacement and other energy efficiency improvements. Combine this with generous utility rebates some of which may cover up to 75% of the cost and it becomes clear that there has never been a better time to act. Isn’t it time to have your air distribution system fixed?