According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home with central heating can lose up to 60% of its heated air before it even reaches the vents. The culprit? Ducts not being well-connected or properly insulated.
Examining your ducts will not only keep you cozy this winter, but it will also save you some major moola on your heating bill.
Another helpful hint when it comes to your ducts, clean them out! Most of us abide by the out of sight, out of mind rule of thumb, but just because you can’t see the gunk in your ducts, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Getting your ducts vacuumed every few years will remove accumulated dust and animal hair so you can breathe easy again.