Duct repairs are easy – and they pay off
Finding and fixing air leaks in your ductwork is an easy, cost-effective home improvement. You’ll lower your bills and keep your home more comfortable year-round.
Our prequalified contractors test your heating and cooling system for leaks and can make any recommended repairs.
The Home Energy Check is a free evaluation of your home’s energy efficiency. You’ll receive:
The cost to test the first duct system in a home is $60. Duke Energy pays half so you pay just $30. The cost for additional systems is $40 – you pay $20.
Average costs for duct repair are based on actual work completed in Duke Energy’s service territory, do not include system replacement and will vary according to home size and needed repairs. Requirements for incentives: must be Duke Energy customer, must use Duke Energy prequalified contractor who will provide estimate, must have Home Energy Check with qualifying recommendations, must have centrally ducted electric heating and cooling. Other restrictions may apply.
Air ducts carry heated and cooled air from your furnace or air conditioner to the rooms of your home. Leaks in your system can waste up to one third of your heating and cooling costs plus, you could be pulling dust, insulation or other contaminants into your living space.
In houses with central heating and cooling systems, ducts distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, about 20-30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system can be lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set. Leaks can happen in the supply line and the return line, so you could be pulling hot air from your attic into your home, or you could be spending money to heat and cool your attic. Either way, it's a waste of money.
Some signs of air duct leaks include:
Most homes do have some duct leakage, but it is important to understand the extent of the leaks. If you feel that this may be a problem in your home, contact one of our Energy Advisors. These energy experts can answer any questions you have about how to make your home more energy efficient and help you take care of any identified leaks. They may recommend that you have a duct test, which will help pinpoint any duct leakage. Duke Energy will pay $30 toward the cost of the $60 test.
During the duct test a Duke Energy contractor will:
Duke Energy offers the following incentives for duct repair:
On average, Duke Energy customers pay around $300 to repair leaky ducts. Obviously the cost of the repair will depend on the extent of the needed repairs. At the time of the duct test, the contractor will provide you with an estimate of the cost.
Average costs for duct repair are based on actual work completed in Duke Energy's service territory, do not include system replacement and will vary according to home size and needed repairs.
Duke Energy has a list of prequalified, licensed duct repair contractors that have been trained on the duct repair process. If your home is in need of duct repair, you must first complete a free Home Energy Check and use one of our prequalified contractors in order to qualify for the incentive.
To qualify, you must begin with a free Home Energy Check.
If you have already had a Home Energy Check:
Fill out the form in the link below or call us to schedule your duct test.
If you have not yet had a Home Energy Check:
This free check will help you understand and improve your home’s energy efficiency. You can complete the check in less than 15 minutes over the phone or online. You may also schedule an in-home check.