A central heating and cooling system is only as effective as the duct system that supports it. Most home duct systems have never been properly checked for duct leakage or airflow. While homeowners can see a water leak, an air leak is invisible. Even being in-visible, these leaky ducts contribute to various issues ranging from wasted energy, hard to heat or cool rooms, excessive humidity and dust, along with other concerns.
Is duct leakage a “real” issue? Yes, the facts show American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States, with the average household spending $2000 a year on home energy bills. On average, 30 cents of every $1 spent on heating and cooling disappears into thin air due to leaky ducts. This duct leakage in homes costs consumers $25 billion each year on escaping energy. These leaks also force HVAC systems to work harder and ultimately wear out sooner.