Air ducts: A need-to-know tip for homeowners
We all love to save money, especially when it’s earth-friendly. Air ducts are a great place to start for homes with forced-air heating or cooling systems. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that duct leaks account for as much as 30% of a home’s heating and cooling consumption.
How can you tell if your home’s air ducts are leaking? Signs include:
- Your summer and winter utility bills are higher compared to neighbors with similar home and family sizes.
- You have rooms that are more difficult to heat and cool than others.
- You have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable.
- You have to change your air filters more frequently, as extra debris clogs filters.
Best bet: Have your ducts cleaned and serviced to start saving energy (and money).