- Energy Efficiency – According to U.S. Department of Energy, leaky ducts can reduce the efficiency of the HVAC system by as much as 20%, costing your customer extra money in energy costs every time they cool or heat their home. The DOE estimates that most homeowners will pay for the cost of the sealing very quickly with the energy savings they get from having this service performed.
- Comfort – Sealing leaks in the ductwork can help, or even eliminate some common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality – Leaky ducts can draw unfiltered, dirty air into the system from attics, crawlspaces and basements, aggravating allergies, asthma and other respirator problems.
- Safety – In some cases, leaky ductwork can cause gas appliances in the home to “backdraft,” which occurs when harmful combustion gasses, like carbon monoxide, are drawn into the home rather than being properly expelled outdoors through the flue vents.
Duct sealing is a perfect opportunity to expand your business and increase average job tickets. It is a great fit with duct cleaning and a natural expansion into the energy efficiency services segment. When performed in conjunction with duct cleaning services, duct sealing helps keep ducts cleaner by sealing up leaks that can lead to future contaminants entering the duct system. In addition to improving indoor air quality, sealing duct leaks increases energy efficiency by preventing conditioned air from leaking into unwanted spaces such as attics, crawlspaces and unfinished basements. Whether adding duct sealing to an existing service business, or starting new, duct sealing as part of a bundled energy efficiency offering is an excellent opportunity for business growth.
According to the Department of Energy, most houses leak about 20% of the conditioned air through cracks and holes in the ductwork, so almost every home you go into with your existing services is a candidate for duct sealing. Providing this service to your customers can increase sales and profits and keep your customers loyal and happy!
Rotobrush can provide you with everything you need for duct sealing – from the material needed to perform the work to our RotoMasters Certified Training course. To get started, call your Business Consultant on their direct line, or our main line at 1-800-535-3878.