Ducts with built-in gaskets solve one of the most common energy loss issues in homes-improperly sealed ducts.
Did you know that HVAC ducts can cost you a loss of 30% of household heating and cooling energy? One way to combat this problem is during your mechanical rough-in. One of the problems is that there are many shortcuts such as running them through unconditioned spaces such as attics and crawl spaces.
So, even if your ducts have been tightly sealed they combat against outdoor temperatures and here in Texas our attics can get to temperatures exceeding 120 degrees if not properly insulated.
Studies have shown that as much as 95% of homes have ducts that leak.
New products on the market include low-VOC or water based mastic and they have even come out with “no mastic” products.
These are all good ideas to keep in mind when upgrading, building or remodeling a home.