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Blog Title: Reducing Duct Leakage Problem

Main Que: How Can I reduce duct leakage problems?

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  • Query By: JESSICA LEWIS (Baltimore, MD)
  • Date: 01/29/2016

Answer: In any typical home or place about 20 to 30% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leakage, holes, and poorly connected ducts. Due to this higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set. If you are building a new structure, make sure that the HVAC system designer is specifying prescriptive duct sealing standards. Most ducts are constructed of metal and installed by tradesmen called sheet metal workers. However, rigid fiberglass and flexible round ducts are also used, as well as "hollow" constructed spaces within the building – the space between floor joists is sometimes used as the return air path. The better way is to call a professional contractor. They will fix it properly.

  • Replied By: LAWRENCE P (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Replied Date: 02/16/2016