“Energy Star reports that between 20 and 30 percent of all air that moves through a duct system is lost to leaks. They claim by sealing and insulating ducts, you could notice greater energy savings, better indoor air quality, and improved safety.” – EnergyStar
Most duct systems are a mix of sheet metal fittings, connections, and hoses. Where each meet there is an opportunity for leaks. Older systems tend to leak the most because sealing ductwork was not a requirement as it is today.
Where is Duct Sealing Performed?
Ductwork tends to be located in cold, dirty places, such as unconditioned attics, crawlspaces, and basements. Unsealed seams in these areas can draw filthy cold air into the ductwork and send it throughout the home.
Duct Sealing Methods
Mastic is a water-borne air duct sealant used to permanently seal fabricated joints and seams in sheet-metal air ducts and rigid fiberglass ducts.
How Much Does Duct Sealing Cost?
Surprisingly little when compared to the energy savings and the potential health benefits.
Duct Sealing Project In An Older Home in Worcester, MA
Watch as the Energy Geeks team does a duct sealing project in an older home located in Worcester, MA.
Want to Receive Home Efficiency Rebates to Offset Duct Sealing Costs?
If you live in Massachusetts have an energy assessment performed through the Mass Save Program. If you live in Rhode Island have an energy assessment performed through the Energy Wise Program. Contact Energy Geeks to expedite the process in either Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
Hire A Professional Dict Sealing Contractor In MA and RI
If you’d like more information on how you can minimize energy consumption and maximize savings while making your home more comfortable all year round, then contact Energy Geeks. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive and efficient solutions to reduce energy use in your home.