25 Jun '13, 1pm

Is sealed ductwork more important than a new air filter? #AskAPro

Most of the time when people inquire about filters, it is due to indoor air quality (IAQ) issues they are experiencing. While the filter is sometimes to blame, it is even more common that leaky, or otherwise poorly installed, ductwork is the culprit . Filters can actually be part of the problem, rather than the solution, if there is leaky ductwork! Leaky ducts bring IAQ down The majority of ductwork in the United States typically has a leakage rate of roughly 30% . While there is much debate about the specific percentage, and even how to calculate the percent leakage, there is very little debate about air leakage in ductwork being too high. Having a poorly sealed duct system will not only waste energy and decrease comfort, but also will likely pull pollutants into your air distribution system. The most common pollutants tend to be insulation fibers, mold spores, and rodent...

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