Spring is in the Air

Feeling a bit congested and cough-y? It could be because of patchy air ducts , according to Energy Star.
The consumer standard for energy efficiency says that a duct system that is properly sealed and insulated can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy. That’s right, the asthma and allergy problems you thought were due to outdoor pollutants may actually be coming from simple home and garden dander entering your duct system. ES also noted on their “Green Up” page that making improvements to your duct system can protect the environment by enhancing indoor air quality which, in turn, preserves outdoor air.
To improve a poorly functioning duct system, ES suggests homeowners look for holes, tears, and other signs of leaking ducts and seal them using mastic or metal (foil) tape (never use ‘duct tape,’ as it is not long-lasting). Insulate all the ducts you can access including those in the attic, crawlspace, unfinished basement or garage. For more energy-saving tips, Visit Energy Star.

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