Guide to Duct Efficiency in Medford

Air leakage in ductwork can increase heating and cooling costs anywhere from 30% - 50% and also contribute to wellness and safety troubles.

One of the most critical systems in your home, though it's hidden form everyday sight and thought, might be costing you a lot of energy dollars on a monthly basis i.e. utility bills. Thankfully, researchers and builders have developed a system to reduce the amount of air loss due to duct-leakage. Because energy efficiency experts agree that duct leakage is one of the primary reasons for high utility bills, sealing leaky ducts is one of the most important energy conservation measures homeowners can take.

Sealing leaky ducts can be one of the most cost-effective ways to save money and save energy. Return on investment from energy savings can be less than one year. Because ducts that leak conditioned air into unconditioned places can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year in wasted energy consumption, sealing leaky Medford ducts can prove to be one of the most cost-effective energy conservation measures around.

Your household Medford duct system, a branched mesh-work of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings, carries the air from your home's furnace and central air conditioner to each room. Ducts are made of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other materials. Forced-air heating system and cooling off systems circulate air via an air handler and a duct system. The air handler is configured to get rid of air from the house, condition it, and bring it back to each room. In a perfect setting, the precise quantity of conditioned air moving from the air handler comes in the conditioned place and is circulated through the return system. However, duct leaks can happen on either the supply side or the return side of the air handler, as well as in the air handler itself. Both supply and return leaks cause air to move in unanticipated ways, generally through unconditioned places, frequently getting around air, thermic, and moisture barriers.

Duct sealing is the number one measures to stop duct leakage. Researchers and builders have studied the duct leakage phenomenon for about 15 years and have found that sealing the duct system with a compound of fiberglass mesh and mastic is both affordable and cost-effective. Several residential studies have shown that these simple measures can reduce total duct leakage by 15%-35%. With an installation price between $200-$500, duct sealing generally pays for itself in less than 1-3 years.

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