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Entry for January 6, 2008
You might want to have your ducts looked at once in a while.
The condition shown in this photo occurs too often, usually caused by heat or ultraviolet light degrading the plastic to the point of failure.
You can loose more energy through faulty ducts than any other system in your home.
In this photo, the outer jacket of the duct has deteriorated and the fiberglass insulation is no longer insulating the duct, which results in energy loss, (money loss).
Another problem that this creates is that of condensation in the summer.
When the attic is full of hot humid air and the duct is cold from the cold conditioned air inside of it, water may condense on the outside of the duct and cause mold or damage to the structure.
2008-01-07 01:47:53 GMT