Over the course of a year, my energy bills grew steadily higher, but despite taking energy saving measures, I paid more every week.
I tried setting the control machine to a more satisfactory level, caulked around the windows & weatherstripped the exterior doors, however it made truly little difference.
In January, when my house felt downright cold & the gas furnace was running just about non stop, I finally called an Heating & A/C professional for assistance. The contractor checked the gas furnace, gave a thorough cleaning & adjustment of the unit & then worked on the air duct, and he discovered that approximately thirty percent of the heated air was escaping through holes in the ducts, then since the air duct is concealed inside the walls & ceilings, I was a bit distraught about how to effectively resolve this problem. The contractor explained a process called Aeroseal, which uses pressurized air & adhesive polymer particles. With the supply & return vents blocked off, air is pumped into the duct system. As it escapes through cracks & flaws, those sticky particles cling to the edges & gradually build up until an airnarrow seal is formed. There’s no smell or residue left behind & the polymer particles are totally safe. The Aeroseal process was completed in a couple of hours & is guaranteed for multiple years. The improvement in the comfort of my beach house was spine-chilling. The gas furnace no longer needs to work as difficult or run as long to maintain the ideal indoor temperature, my weekly energy bills are significantly lower, & the house smells better & stays cleaner. I plan to have the air duct professionally worked on every year.