How Much Can I Save by Having My Ductwork Sealed with Aeroseal?
A well-designed and properly sealed duct system can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer. One of the more tangible benefits of duct sealing is the cost savings.
Save Money with Duct Sealing
Nearly half of the average home’s and commercial building’s energy costs come from heating, air conditioning, and ventilation. In residential homes alone, duct leakage costs consumers $25 billion each year. For commercial buildings, it’s even higher.
Because of this, many of our clients want to know how much money they can save by having their ductwork inspected and sealed by Aeroseal. The answer to their question depends on a number of factors.
- Utility Rate
- HVAC System Design
- Severity of the Leakage Issue
As you can imagine, someone who lives in Colorado where the furnace is in use most of the year will save more than someone who lives in a milder city like Portland, Oregon. Based on past experience, we know that homeowners in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid Atlantic regions of the U.S. typically save up to $400 a year on utilities. Those in the Northwest, Southwest, and South can see a savings of about $600 – $900 a year.
But… and here is the disclaimer… your savings may be higher or lower depending on your specific circumstances.
Can I Seal My Own Ducts?
In some homes, part of the ductwork is accessible in the attic or basement. You can inspect the exposed joints to make sure they are tight. If you find loose connections, you can try to patch them with mastic or metal tape, but we recommend having a professional inspect your ductwork because many areas are hidden from view and small holes can go undetected.
We often see issues at the branches in ductwork. Most of these are located in walls or ceilings where a homeowner will not be able to reach. Your best course of action is to call Aeroseal Colorado. We can test your ducts with specialized equipment that determines where the problem is located and how bad it is.