Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20%. Sealing, and if appropriate, insulating ducts, increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you're planning to install new heating/cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause "backdrafting," where combustion gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
Intelligent Energy Solutions (IES Green) will thoroughly inspect the ductwork of your home, which may include a duct blaster test. Following that inspection, we will recommend the required work to repair and /or seal the ductwork in your home.
Duct leaks and improper duct sizing can affect the comfort level in your home by keeping some places cooler or warmer than others. Sealing your ducts can help you breathe easier by improving your indoor air quality, reducing the risk of pollutants entering and circulating through your home. You will also save energy and money.
Tony Botkin of Intelligent Energy Solutions (IES) performed a blower door test and indentified areas of air leakage in the attic and other places. There were various holes or openings at the top of the walls that allowed cold air to leak into the walls behind and in front of the wall insulation... Read More