Tip #9: Seal the Ducts
The Energy Department warns that about 20 percent of heated air can escape through the ductwork in a house. Have the ducts evaluated by a professional to determine if sealing or any other improvement is necessary. Although there’s a cost to these repairs, annual savings can be as high as $120. Properly sealed ductwork also protects better against dust and mold.
Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter:
- Turn Down the Heat ✓
- Install a Programmable Thermostat ✓
- Reduce Drafts ✓
- Change Furnace Filters ✓
- Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse ✓
- Turn Down the Water Heater ✓
- Be Diligent About Maintenance ✓
- Use Caulk and Weather Stripping ✓
- Seal the Ducts ✓
- Heat a Smaller Space ✓
- Insulate the Attic and Basement ✓
- Choosing the Right HVAC Company ✓
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