Duct Leakage Explained
An APS study on duct leakage found:
- Up to 33% of a heating/cooling system’s airflow could be leaking through the ducts.
- The impact is most severe in ducts installed in attics where temperatures can exceed 140 degrees in the summer.
- On average, almost 15% of cooling energy is wasted due to duct leakage.
In Arizona’s desert climate, about 50% of your annual energy bill is typically spent on running your heating and cooling system. Fixing duct leaks could save up to $200 on your annual energy costs.
If you are hearing about Phoenix Aeroseal for the first time, its no coincidence given that Wolff Mechanical is now proudly offering its full line of state-of-the-art duct sealing products. With HVAC heating and cooling tips often revolving around your thermostat, we often forgot just how important proper duct sealing can be when insulating a home.
With heating and cooling accounting for nearly 49% of our monthly utility bills, the difference between an effectively sealed home and a leaky one can be drastic. Given that most homes employ some sort of HVAC system, Aeroseal’s ability to stop leaks inside your home with precision and accuracy can dramatically cut down on wasted air and ease the load off your constantly running system.
How Much Can I Save?
A series of government reports have shown that air duct sealing can lead to up to $850 in energy savings per year. Some homeowners have saved up to 40% on their energy bill. Naturally, exact savings are difficult to precisely estimate since they depend on a multitude of variables such as your weather, house condition and design, your heating and air conditioning system, system usage – as well as other factors like energy prices.
Aeroseal duct sealing systems effectively seal residential homes and their ductwork from the inside by using a UL tested and approved sealing material. It’s clean, safe, and guaranteed for 10 years in a residential application.
About Wolff Mechanical Inc.
Wolff Mechanical Inc. is a Phoenix air conditioning repair company which offers a range of HVAC and energy services including Phoenix Aeroseal. To learn more about Wolff Mechanical Inc., please visit: /air-duct-sealing-aeroseal/