You may have a thief lurking in your attic or between the walls. No, you’re not in a horror film. This is an everyday type of thief who quietly steals money from your energy budget. It’s still a thief however, one you want to put a stop to—leaky air ducts.
Most of the ductwork in a residential HVAC system is hidden from sight. It’s in the attic and disguised behind walls. That makes it easy not to think about it, which is how air leaks can be so sneaky and avoid detection. But make no mistake, these leaks can create plenty of problems. We’ll look at why air leaks are trouble and how you can detect them and get them repaired.