Over 80% of U.S. households waste significant amounts of energy through leaky ducts. In fact, studies show that these faulty duct systems send 30% or more of their conditioned air – intended for living spaces – into the attic, crawl space or basement.
Leaky ducts result in hot and cold rooms and zones in your house, and poor indoor air quality.
Contact Bird Family Insulation to put an end to leaky ducts! Our Atlanta insulation experts have the experience you need to get the job done right!
In our free home energy assessment, we visually inspect your duct system. In this way we catch about 75% of the potential leakage in your system.
As we discover gaps, tears, seams pulled apart, misaligned boots and collars, we seal them with a thick coating of mastic sealer. We then remedy the problem that created the hemorrhage. We also insulate bare pipes. Duct sealing and wrapping is nasty work, but imperative to give you a more comfortable, affordable home with cleaner, healthier indoor air quality.
Some areas are impossible to reach or see, and only through pressure testing the house can we discover these leaks and prescribe a remedy. Pressure testing is an extra, paid service – but for many systems this is the way to go.
One measurement that is essential for the efficient operation of your air conditioner and furnace is the flow hood test. This is where we measure the airflow that is moving through your ducts. Before starting work, we take airflow measurements at each SUPPLY vent and each RETURN vent.
After the duct sealing is done, we confirm our results by pressure-testing your duct system.
The pipes that carry your conditioned air to and from the air handler are your ducts. This system of curves, elbows, straight-runs, boots, registers, tees and wyes is critical to the comfort of your home. Every splice and juncture is a likely candidate for leaking air.
Your central system (in theory) should be a closed-loop attachment to your living space. Imagine a hamster cage with an exercise tunnel going out from one side of the cage, making an adventuresome loop, and returning to another portion of the same cage.
Leaking expensive air on the SUPPLY side of your system is only heating/cooling your attic or crawlspace. Having a leak in the RETURN side is drawing dusty, sometimes mold-laden or super-heated attic air into your system. This causes a warmer temperature in the summer or heat loss in the winter. Either season, your unit is working harder to overcome the leakage.
Homeowners with duct leakage are paying to heat and cool their attic or crawl space! Bird will go the extra mile to implement a solution and cure your duct system.
Call us today at (404) 666-8160 and schedule a duct sealing evaluation.