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Benefits of Air Duct Insulation

Air duct insulation is the process of covering air ducts using insulation comprised of rigid fiberglass. While the primary function of air duct insulation is to reduce air leakage, as well as prevent condensation and the growth of fungi, there are multiple benefits to having it in your home.

Advantages of Air Duct Insulation:

  • Saves energy. There are unconditioned spaces in most homes, such as the attic, basement, and garage. Based on the weather, these spaces have a temperature that is much lower or higher than the conditioned living space. So when air ducts transfer cool or warm air from the central HVAC system to all the rooms in your home, the air being transferred may lose most of the coolness or heat after they pass through the unconditioned spaces, causing you system to work even harder. With proper air duct insulation, you won’t waste any energy or make your unit work harder than it should.
  • Saves money. Because air duct insulation reduces the likelihood of lost cold or warm air, you will save money on your monthly energy bills since your HVAC system won’t have to work hard to obtain your desired temperature.
  • Increases home comfort. In most homes (especially older models), over 20% of energy is wasted on the loss of coolness or heat through leaky air ducts. Insulated air ducts can retain the desired temperature in your home, maintaining consistent comfort throughout your home.
  • Helps the environment. When you are not spending as much money on energy with insulated air ducts, you significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

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If you are interested in having your air ducts inspected by our Palm Beach County HVAC technician, contact Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today.