Leaky ducts can cost you $200 or more a year.
Does your home have a room that is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter? The culprit may be leaky ducts. In a typical home, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost because of improper installation.**
SRP's Duct Test and Repair rebate helps you identify places in your home where energy escapes. Our rebate program offers up to $250 for qualified testing and repairs. To qualify for the rebate all test and repairs must be completed by BPI-certified contractor.
Testing and repair costs
For a typical home, testing can range from $100 to $450 and repairs normally cost $300 to $1,500. Houses and equipment can vary; therefore, actual costs may be higher or lower.
Your ductwork repairs include
- Repair any major duct system deficiencies identified; examples include disconnected, crushed, restricted or poorly supported ductwork.
- Replace equipment door panel seals as needed or seal equipment panels with UL-181 foil tape.
- Seal all electrical and refrigerant penetrations through equipment.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the connection between the air handler and plenums.
- Mechanically fasten and seal all supply and return plenum seams and end caps.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the connection between take-off collars and the supply and return plenums.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the inner liner of all supply and return ducts to take-off collars.
- Mechanically fasten and seal all duct-to-duct connections, seams, sectioned metal elbows, branch T's, Y's and L's.
- Mechanically fasten and seal inner liner of all supply and return ducts to supply boots and return boxes. The inner liner may be sealed from inside the living space.
- Insulate any exposed ductwork and replace any insulation removed or pulled aside.
- Ensure all supply boots are fastened to framing material with screws or roofing nails.
- Seal all gaps between the subfloor, wall or ceiling and the supply boots and return boxes.
- Seal all seams of each supply boot and each return box.
- Seal all panned returns and return air chases from lower floor walls to the attic.
- Seal all equipment platforms in closets or garages.
- Duct static readings are recorded both before and after any duct repairs.**
Rebate program details and requirements
- Single-family detached homes qualify for up to a $250 rebate. Mobile homes, manufactured homes, apartments, condominiums and townhouses qualify for up to a $200 rebate.
- Must be a permanent SRP residential electric customer with a central AC system or heat pump and reside in a single-family detached home, single-family detached dwelling (duplex, triplex or quadplex ONLY) or apartment/condominium (duplex, triplex or quadplex ONLY).
- New construction homes and evaporative coolers are ineligible.
- Duct test and qualified repairs must be completed by a Duct Test & Repair contractor.
- Test and all repairs must be completed by April 30, 2018.
- Must allow SRP or our agent to inspect repairs, upon request, to verify compliance with all rebate requirements.
- Download and complete the Duct Test & Repair rebate application
- SRP reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion or its terms and conditions at any time.
**Contractors may recommend increasing and adding additional return air ducts before sealing ducts. Homeowners who decline a contractor's recommendation to properly size the duct system, prior to duct sealing, may reduce the air conditioning systems cooling capacity and this could cause energy costs to increase.