Seal in savings with a duct test and repair
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 (up to four dwelling units) or apartment/condominium (up to four dwelling units).
- 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.
If your air conditioner is at least 10 years old, consider replacing it with a high-efficiency unit. You could save up to 40% on cooling costs.*
Save up to $800 on a new AC with SRP's Cool Cash Rebate.
*Results may vary based on SEER, size of home, system design and usage.
**Results may vary based on actual home's duct leakage, age of home, quality of install and length of duct work.