Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home.
Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as frequently used as other areas of your home. Often it is in the attic, and for most of us ductwork can fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. This can cost you money, compromise your indoor comfort and even effect your health. Austin Energy states that on average homes in our area lose 30% of their conditioned air due to duct leakage.
Why do I need to maintain my ductwork?
Poorly maintained and leaky ductwork can cause the following problems:
May cause a rise in heating and cooling bills.
Effect the indoor comfort of your home.
Can negatively affect your health.
Leaks in your ducts can occur where the ducts are joined together. Leaked air is wasted air. Your furnace or air conditioner uses energy, that you pay for, to heat or cool the air. When that air doesn’t make it to the desired locations in your home, your HVAC unit has to work twice as hard to make up to try to reach your desired temperature. Leaky ducts are essentially like throwing your money away.
Leaky ducts, leak money.
Leaks can also cause undesired things from the air to leak INTO your duct system. This means contaminants like dust, exhaust fumes, carbon monoxide or many other pollutants can enter your duct system and circulate around your home without you knowing it. This can cause a myriad of problems including causing respiratory problems or exacerbating problems that you may already have, such as asthma or allergies.
Diagnosing and correcting your leaky duct problem is a process that will greatly improve the comfort and health of your home. Our BlueAir Heating and Air Conditioning technicians are experts at correcting your leaky duct system.