Are Air Ducts Draining Your Heating Systems Warmth?

Seven Statements by Edwardsville IL Mechanical Engineer

Sometimes Edwardsville, IL households need more than an HVAC tune up to quell energy losses in the home. Leaky air ducts are responsible for more than a third of a home’s annual heat loss. Robert Hoffmann the founder and owner of Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Cooling fills in the blanks on heating an Edwardsville home.

Incompatible heating differences happen when some old and new heating systems are unable to maintain the target proper temperature. The cause is often due to a leaky air duct.

Leaky air ducts are tantamount to tossing money out the window. Working against

the furnace’s energy efficiency, a leaking air duct is counterproductive to any homeowner’s goal to reduce monthly energy consumption.

The one service we don’t provide is air duct cleaning. However, we do seal leaky

air ducts.

The best air duct sealant is mastic or an Aeroseal’s duct sealing technology. Since

most air quality problems are triggered by a faulty air duct.

When an annual heating maintenance is not enough: ill-sized air ducts and the type of sealant used to avert a leaky air duct both can contribute to heat loss. Inevitably, Edwardsville homeowners pay extortionate annual energy costs when heating and cooling systems are losing air via the air duct system.

It’s one of the reasons that Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling utilizes a comprehensive checklist to conduct seasonal maintenance on every Edwardsville household’s heating system.

What industry insiders are saying about air duct leaks? Chief architect of the Building Technologies Office in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Sam Rashkin contends that most home’s comfort systems lose an estimated 30-40 percent of energy via travel through the air ductwork.

For a precise diagnosis for your heating or air duct system in Edwardsville contact us right away!

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