Losing heat? Your ducts may be leaky

Published: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:36 p.m.
If you have difficulty keeping your home comfortable, it may be because of a leaky duct system.
Leaky ducts make heating and cooling systems work longer and harder to maintain comfort in your home. According to Energy Star, about 20 percent of the air that moves through a typical home is lost due to leaks This may cause a significant increase in your air conditioning and heating use. If you are a GRU electric customer, GRU can help by offering a rebate up to $375 to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Carissa Stanley, a GRU electric customer, recently took advantage of the Duct Leak Repair Rebate and wanted to share her experience.
''The utility bills were increasing in price. Thought that was strange, so I contacted someone from GRU to come check out my air conditioner,'' said Stanley.
''They not only told me that I had a duct leak and that I should get it fixed, but they also gave me very helpful tips on how to save energy in future bills.''
To qualify for the Duct Leak Repair Rebate, simply contact one of GRU's partnering contractors to inspect and repair your duct system.
Complete GRU's rebate form, attach a copy of the contractor's invoice and duct repair form and mail it in.
For a list of contractors and more information, call the Conservation Services Department at (352) 393-1460 or visit www.gru.com.

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