How to Save Energy in the Winter MonthsJonathan at Aeroseal
Today marked the first legit snowfall at the Aeroseal headquarters in Dayton, OH. The ground and foliage was all white this morning. Winter is here (in the Midwest) and on the way for other parts of the country.
As the winter season is approaching your region, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment will probably be working harder. Many people might thing that means higher utility bills, but that’s not the case.
Recently, the City of Thomasville Utilities (Georgia) published ways to save energy in winter, and duct sealing is a great option. Read the full article here.
How Sealing Ductwork Saves Energy
Many people overlook the ductwork in homes and buildings and think the HVAC equipment needs fixed when they have a heating, cooling, or high utility bill problem. However, research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government authorities prove duct sealing to be a great way to lower utility bills. In fact, Energy Star ranks duct sealing as the #1 energy-saving opportunity.
Energy Star ranks duct sealing as the #1 energy-saving opportunity.
Watch the brief video that helps explain energy savings with Aeroseal. It’s a relatively logical way to save energy. Here’s the breakdown in five steps:
- On average, 60% of utility costs for a building is HVAC.
- Furthermore, 40% of HVAC costs is to operate the HVAC fan.
- Duct leakage in homes and buildings makes the HVAC fan run more and harder, which wastes energy.
- Duct sealing gets rid of duct leakage which helps the HVAC fan run more efficiently.
- With a more efficiency HVAC fan, total HVAC costs are less, which means a significant savings in monthly utility bills.