Do you have rooms that just don't seem to get warm enough in the winter or cool enough in the summer? It could be from a lack of insulation, or maybe your heating or cooling system just isn't strong enough. But the answer could be as simple as leaky ductwork! More than 20% of American homes have leaky or detached ducts. And did you know that up to 40% of the energy generated by your HVAC system could be lost through leaky ducts?
Here's how it works... Your heating and cooling systems create hot and cold air and push the air through "supply ducts" to all the rooms of your home. "Return ducts" bring air back from each room to be re-heated or re-cooled. Through shoddy workmanship by the builder, settling of the house in the ground, or passage of time that degrades adhesive materials, some segments of ductwork become detached from other segments.