Energy Start Video on How to Seal Ducts in your Home

Energy Start Video on How to Seal Ducts in your Home

Did you know that 20% of the air moving through the duct work in your home escapes through holes, leaks and poor fitting duct connections? Sealing the leaks can help you save money on your energy bill.

Wondering how you can tell if your ducts are leaking? If you encounter the following situations in your home, your duct system require a closer look:

  • High summer/winter utility bills
  • Inconsistent room temperatures
  • Tangled and twisted flexible ducts

If this sounds like your home, check out this video from ENERGY STAR and learn more about tips to seal your duct work and keep the energy you pay for in your home, where it belongs. Along with reducing your energy use, air duct sealing also increases indoor air quality and comfort while saving you money on utility bills.

If your ducts are visible, you can easily and quickly seal air leaks with duct foil-backed sealant tape.

If your ducts are located behind walls in your home, repairing them can be more difficult. Consider working with a professional contractor to make the necessary improvements.

For tips on sealing air leaks in other locations around your home, visit our How to: Seal Leaks with Weather Stripping blog post or the “Energy Saving Tips” section at At Home Tips.