Air Duct Sealing and Repair
Leaky ducts have remained an invisible energy inefficiency culprit for years. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that duct inefficiency ranges from 30-50% in most U.S. homes. Locally, utility companies have stated that the average 25-year-old home has duct work that is leaking around 30% of cooled air into the attic.
Many air duct systems are improperly installed or get damaged during home construction or remodeling. This can cause punctures and cracks along ducts, leaks around connections, and gaps around vents and air intakes. All of these duct problems result in the release of cool, conditioned air into the attic instead of your home.
According to the city, air conditioning accounts for 70% of an average home’s summer electric bill. It is time to stop wasting the cool air you are paying for.
Air duct sealing is a straightforward procedure that can greatly increase your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s how it works:
- Our technicians perform a duct blaster test to determine the amount of leakage in your air conditioning system.
- We inspect your ductworks for signs of damage and areas of leakage.
- We use a mastic sealant to repair any damage and rejoin loose connections in the duct system. We also seal around the furnace, air returns, plenums and registers.
Air duct sealing can significantly decrease your monthly utility bills. Let Green Collar be your Austin and Central Texas air duct sealing contractor. All of our technicians are Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified professionals.
Contact us to schedule a free home energy audit and we will inspect your home and report on the condition of your duct system.