In our blog mini-series, “Winter Energy Efficiency Tips,” the HVAC experts at Fresh Air Concepts outline several tasks the average homeowner can accomplish to better the energy efficiency of their home, thus saving them money on their monthly electricity bills. So far we have explored the Benefits of Programmable Thermostats, how to Find and Seal Air Leaks, and the importance of Attic Insulation and Regular HVAC Maintenance. This week, we are going to discuss Wrapping Ductwork.
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Wrapping Ductwork
Did you know that heating accounts for 34% of the average home’s yearly utility usage? Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help cut down on those expenses, from installing a programmable thermostat and sealing air leaks to adding attic insulating and Wrapping Ductwork.
To minimize heat loss as it travels through your ductwork, from your furnace to your vents, we recommend wrapping ductwork, especially around joints. This can help increase efficiency by as much as 30%. This will also help increase comfort. That is what we like to call a win-win.
Before you wrap ductwork, be sure to plug any air leaks by sealing all the joints with caulk or tape. This will help minimize heat loss even further. As for the type of insulation, Residential Building Code calls for R-8 insulation. But you should check with your local building inspector for local requirements.
If you have any questions about Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Wrapping Ductwork, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Fresh Air Concepts has won the prestigious Carrier Corp. President’s Award winner for the 7th consecutive year, becoming one of only four Factory Authorized Dealers nationwide to receive this award seven years in a row.