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 covers 75% of repair costs or up to $400 of duct testing and qualified repairs. To qualify for the rebate all test and repairs must be completed by BPI-certified contractor.

Please note: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there could be delays in the processing and/or distribution of rebates.

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.**

How to apply for a rebate

STEP 1: Download this form and send it to your contractor to sign. You will need to upload the signed form when prompted during the application process.

STEP 2: Complete the online rebate application.

STEP 3: You will receive a message confirming that your application has been received and will be notified if any additional information is required.

Download File is a PDF and print the Duct Test & Repair rebate application checklist.

Customers also have the option to Download File is a PDF, print and complete the Duct Test & Repair rebate application.

Rebate program details and requirements

  • Single-family detached homes qualify for up to a $400 rebate. Mobile homes, manufactured homes, apartments, condominiums and townhouses qualify for up to a $300 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 or apartment/condominium.
  • 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, 2022.
  • Must allow SRP or our agent to inspect repairs, upon request, to verify compliance with all rebate requirements.

NOTES:

  • 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.