Duct Repair and Insulation
Duct repair and insulation are needed for many new and older homes. Poor duct design means overuse of energy and sky-high energy bills. To ensure your ducts and insulation are doing their job correctly, let our family of experts help you.
We are experts at duct system design & will recommend the next steps based on your home’s needs. When we replace duct systems, we test the new ducts with a flow hood to guarantee proper airflow to all areas causing the system to turn off sooner, using less electricity.
Duct Leakage and Air Infiltration
On average, about 20 to 30% of the air moving through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly constructed and maintained duct systems. Homes lose heated or cooled air through duct leakage, the air seeping out through holes, rips, or tears in your ducts. To address the causes of a leakage problem, we focus on sealing the supply and return ducts in your system. Sealing your ducts improves the air quality dramatically helps by reducing contamination from inadequate systems and air pollution from outside the home that can seep in through damaged ducts, also called air infiltration.
Our duct repair and insulation services help eliminate potential sources of entry by airborne contaminants such as dust or insulation from the attic & between walls. Our experts use Duct Blaster to test for & locate leaks in ductwork, exterior walls, doors, windows, grills, etc. Duct leakage can be reduced to less than 10% of the potential airflow based on the 400 CFM per ton of heating/cooling, multiplied by the number of tons in your home.
Research has proven that leaks in the air distribution system cause 70% of air infiltration.
Did You Know?
Positive or negative pressurization occurs depending on whether the supply ducts or return air ducts leak.
The typical Austin home has over 28% duct leakage, while the standard air conditioner moves 1,000 to 1,600 cubic feet per minute of air through the duct system.
What this means for you:
Unseen duct issues can create higher energy costs and significantly reduce the air quality inside your home. It’s essential to get your systems checked to ensure outside pollution and indoor contamination is contained and expelled before it affects you and your family.
We supplement your existing insulation with evenly distributed blown-in Climate Pro insulation to provide a minimum of R-38 protection, which helps protect your home against moisture damage and extends the life of your roof.
Weatherization for your home means ensuring it’s protected against energy and air leakage all year long. Weatherizing your home helps you save money by providing your home as energy-efficient as possible. Older home’s duct systems, insulation, and heating and cooling systems often start to fail t at 15 years, so it’s essential to have your home checked to make sure you’re not losing money on wasted energy.
What we do:
- Adding insulation to your ceilings, walls, and floors
- Examining the house envelope and repairing any issues
- Repair or replacement of inefficient systems like heating and cooling systems
Even if you have a newer home, you may have issues you don’t know about. Let our experts help you with a free energy audit.
Ready to get started? Contact us today.