Easy Home Energy Savings Through Duct Sealing and Insulation

Air Duct Cleaning ServiceIf you’re looking for some easy home energy savings tips for your Minneapolis home, then Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has just what you need. In this article, we’ll looks at the energy savings that are available through duct sealing and insulation.

Why Look at Duct Sealing?

In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.

How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts in your Minneapolis home?

  • You have high summer and winter utility bills
  • You have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
  • You have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
  • You find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

How to Save

Air that leaks through your home’s envelope, the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.

Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20%. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and often pays for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and 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.

Call Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Today

Give our duct sealing and insulation experts a call at 763-412-1197 to learn more about your options.

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