A central heating and cooling system is only as effective as the duct system that supports it. Most home duct systems have never been properly checked for duct leakage or air-flow. While homeowners can see a water leak, an air leak is invisible. Even being in-visible, these leaky ducts contribute to various issues ranging from wasted energy, hard to heat or cool rooms, excessive humidity and dust, along with other concerns.
Is duct leakage a “real” issue? Yes, the facts show American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States, with the average household spending $2000 a year on home energy bills. On average, 30 cents of every $1 spent on heating and cooling disappears into thin air due to leaky ducts. This duct leakage in homes costs con-sumers $25 billion each year on escaping energy. These leaks also force HVAC systems to work harder and ultimately wear out sooner.