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Remodeling – Saratoga – Energy Efficiency – Sealing Your Ducts
The second most important thing (the first being described here) you can do to make your home more energy efficient is to seal your ducts.
Sealing your ducts is a little difficult, because your ducts are in the crawl space and the attic, but most homes lose an enormous amount of energy from leaking ducts.
I’ve read that the average duct leakage in the San Francisco Bay Area is 10% to 30%.
This means that for every dollar of hot air you generate at your furnace, only 70 to 90 cents of that actually makes it into your home.
Sealing ducts is simple, but most people do not want to do it themselves as it involves crawling around in the crawl space and the attic.
However, if you are doing a remodel, throw this in, as it will reduce your energy bills from that point forward.
The procedure is simple:
- apply liberal amounts of duct mastic (a form of putty) around all the seams of all the ducts.
- then cover the seams with metallic duct tape (cloth duct tape is not approved for use on ducts – its not really “duct” tape).
- seal all building penetrations and cracks with either expanding form, or caulking, depending on the size of the gap.
Once that is done, your home will immediate be more energy efficient.
When you add this work to your remodel, the incremental cost of the remodel goes up very little, but your future energy bills go down immediately.
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