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Leakage from ducts could be accounting for up to 20% of the energy losses in your home.  Duct leakage tests can determine the amount of leakage and possibly where the leaks might be occurring.

​​Duct Leakage Test​

The solution to the problem might not be as easy as sealing everything up. There might be ducts that have come loose and disconnected from the main duct.Osprey Building Performance’s technician’s will inspect the duct if it is found to be leaky and determine the best course of action. 

When your furnace fan starts up, air travels throughout the ducts. If the return air ducts, located the unconditioned areas of the home (i.e. attic, crawlspace) leak, then unconditioned air is being pulled into the ducts and is distributed throughout the living space of the home. If the leak is on the supply side, air that has been tempered by heating or cooling is wasted when sent out into the unconditioned area.

Both scenarios increase the energy use of the home and waste your money. Plus your indoor air quality is being compromised.