Homeowners ask Aeroseal if duct leakage is 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 $2,000 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 consumers $25 billion each year on escaping energy. These leaks also force HVAC systems to work harder and ultimately wear out sooner.
Another related issue is duct leaks contribute to poor indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution is an EPA high-priority public risk with levels of pollutants indoors being up to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. According to the EPA, most people spend roughly 90% of their lives indoors. This makes indoor air pollution one of the five most urgent environmental problems facing the US with 1 in 15 Americans having allergies or asthma. In addition, the average home produces twice the greenhouse gases as the average car. In fact, 15% of all greenhouse gases are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide. Another issue to consider is that excess humidity levels can lead to costly repairs for homeowners.
A recent study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy shows optimizing residential duct work is a top 15 emerging energy saving technology. Until the development of the Aeroseal duct sealing technology, there was no efficient method of sealing remote leaks in HVAC ducts. Call now (714) 259-0700 and find out how much you can start saving on energy cost today!