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High Energy Bills? It May Be Time to Get Your Ducts in a Row

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Have you ever checked your ducts? Most homeowners haven’t. They just assume everything is fine, but in many homes, up to 33% of your heated or cooled air might not be making it to the rooms you need it in. Some of that cooled or heated air is going into the attic, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, and walls instead of into living spaces.

Considering that the cost of heating and cooling your home accounts for about half of your energy bills, losing up to 30% can cost you a pretty penny. So what can you do?

Get a Duct Evaluation to Pinpoint Problem Areas

At Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer duct evaluations. We are a National Comfort Institute (NCI) certified company and a leader in providing NCI certification to homes in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky areas, and the surrounding communities. Our NCI-certified technicians perform custom HeatMaxx and CoolMaxx testing for homes. These tests identify leaks, bad connections, holes or damage to ducts and any area that keeps your duct work from performing efficiently. We then correct the problems we find which results in improved performance, significant energy savings, lower utility bills, and a more comfortable home.

Signs Your Home May Have Faulty Air Ducts

So how do you know if your air ducts have issues? There are several signs to look for that indicate a problem:

  • Excessive dust on top of doors/ceiling fans
  • High energy bills
  • Hot & cold spots
  • Trouble heating or cooling certain rooms
  • Uninsulated ducts in unconditioned areas like attics, basements and crawl spaces
  • Disconnected ducts or ducts connected with duct tape instead of mastic sealant

Related Read: What to Do about That Home That Won’t Cool Off



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