Be Informed, Not Influenced

Consumer Reports says; “Over 50% of new air conditioners sold and installed are oversized. An oversized air conditioner may cool too quickly then shut off before it has completed the work of reducing humidity. This causes sticky, damp and uncomfortable homes.” –Source: Consumer Reports


According to the United States Department of Energy; “Air duct testing and repairs to leaky duct work could be the most important energy improvement homeowners can make.” – Source: Department of Energy

The Department of Energy has found that “The typical air flow duct system in a home leaks 25-40% of the energy put out by the furnace or air conditioner.” – Source: Department of Energy

The Department of Energy also states; “Air duct systems that leak or don’t work properly can cause serious life threatening carbon monoxide problems and unhealthy indoor air. Test and fix duct leakage problems.” – Source: Department of Energy



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the United States federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment and they state; “Contractors that perform whole house testing and repairs install better performing systems that save money, improve comfort, and produce healthier living environments.” – Source:Environmental Protection Agency



National-Comfort-Institute National Comfort Institute, Inc. is the leader in HVAC diagnostics for both air flow and combustion says; “A 30% leakage in air flow duct systems can decrease your heating and cooling capacity of your system by more than 50%.” – Source: National Comfort Institute



Comfort Institute, Inc. is an international indoor comfort research, training and consumer protection organization and as they say; “A prescription without an examination and diagnosis is malpractice. Contractors must perform an examination on your home to properly install a new heating and air conditioning system.” – Source: Comfort Institute

Comfort Institute also says; “The wrong system improperly installed could sentence homeowners to over 20 years of excessive utility and repair bills.” – Source: Comfort Institute

Comfort Institute has informed the public that “Purchasing a new high efficiency heating and air conditioning system without testing and repairing existing problems could result in your new system losing 40% of its efficiency.” – Source: Comfort Institute



The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government who promotes consumer protection, they say; “Not sealing leaks in air ducts is like owning a car where the gas tank leaks out 25-40% of the gas and no repairs are made.” – Source: Federal Trade Commission





Energy Star, a program developed by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy says; “Duct leakage causes a reduction in capacity efficiency and comfort. Proper sealing can yield energy savings, improved comfort and much better indoor air quality.” – Source: Energy Star