Neglected ductwork can cause your bills to soar and your energy efficiency to plummet.
Energy efficiency comes in a variety of ways, and in order to get the most bang for your buck it helps to approach it from all directions. We commonly hear about energy efficient HVAC systems, which are great in themselves, but what about the energy efficient HVAC partners that go hand in hand with your systems? Your ductwork, for example, is a vital piece to the energy puzzle.
Ductwork that is not installed properly and not well-maintained can really make an impact on your energy bills. In fact, up to 30% (or more!) of your home’s heated or cooled air can be lost due to faulty ductwork. But there is hope; here are two of the most basic yet beneficial things you can do to ensure your ductwork is supporting your HVAC’s efforts:
1. Cleanliness is next to godliness:
Clean ductwork helps not only get air moving through your home more efficiently, it helps your HVAC system’s performance as it removes possible clogging and restricted air flow.
2. Tighten and tone:
You can “beef” up your ductwork’s performance by making sure it is sealed as tightly as possible. Leaky ductwork equals inefficient ductwork. You want to bulk up your savings, not your bills!
If you would like to make sure your ductwork is in tip-top shape, an inspection and service visit can go a long way in saving your money and energy. Click this link to contact Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning at 704-873-1749 to tighten-up HVAC ductwork to maximize your home’s energy efficiency.