Duct leaks can compromise indoor air quality, increase utility bills and lead to poor heating and cooling. Being able to identify the signs of duct leaks can help reduce any damage they could potentially cause. Here are some of the most common signs that your air ducts need to be sealed.
Old ductwork that has been on your property for 20-30 years has a different design, so you might want to upgrade your air duct system to improve the efficiency of your AC system. Have it assessed by professionals for repairs or full replacement.
Inefficient Heating & Cooling
If you have areas of your home that are too cold and others that are too warm, these could indicate duct leaks. Duct leaks can cause your HVAC system to lose as much as a quarter of its capacity, which will certainly drive up your utility bills. If the duct leaks are small, you may be able to repair them with sealants. However, only a full inspection of your HVAC system can reveal the source of a duct leak. Call an expert to perform an assessment.
If your ducts have holes or gaps, chances are they will pull in dust from your spaces, carrying it through your HVAC system and circulating it around your home. If you notice excessive dust on surfaces, call your HVAC contractor.
Small Animal Infestation
A rodent infestation indicates that your duct system needs maintenance. Small animals can easily get into and nest in crawlspaces, digging into the material and puncturing ducts.
High Utility Bills
Damaged ducts cause your HVAC unit to work harder and consume more energy to achieve the temperature you need. It could be a sign that your ducts are damaged if you experience high energy bills.
Superior Air guarantees only the best ductwork repair, replacement and installation services. Call us at (559) 734-2002 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.