As a contractor, how will I know if a home has already received a PTCS duct sealing measure?
You can search for it on the PTCS website. Contractors may also contact the homeowner's utility or the PTCS program directly at 1-800-941-3867. Both can reference the PTCS database to determine if the ducts were previously certified.
What is a PTCS Certified-only job?
A PTCS Certified-only job in the PTCS Registry means the ducts were not leaky enough to qualify for the BPA reimbursement for duct sealing and that duct sealing is not required.
When duct sealing is required, does the specification require duct tape be removed before mastic is applied?
The PTCS Specification requires a good-faith effort to remove duct tape and replace with mastic. Duct tape that cannot be removed shall be completely covered with mastic.
What does it mean when the PTCS Specification requires that "all accessible ducts must be sealed?"
If an inspector can reach the ducts in an unconditioned space, then the ducts must be sealed.
Please reference the full Frequently Asked Questions or contact the PTCS team with any additional questions.