Warning Signs You Have Leaky Air Ducts

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Most homeowners don’t pay too much attention to the ductwork of their home as long as they have somewhat sufficient heating or cooling power. Of course, the ducts are vital in the heating and cooling process, bringing air to the HVAC equipment so that it can heat up or cool off and then delivering the newly conditioned air into the home. But unfortunately, ducts are often poorly installed or sealed, and you end up paying more to keep your home comfortable.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, most homes have a problem with leaky ductwork, with the average home losing about 20% of the air that moves through the ducts due to cracks, holes, and loose connections. So how can you tell there’s a problem in your house? Look for the signs in today’s guide, and call AC Designs Inc. for immediate duct repair in Orange Park to learn how sealing and repairing ducts benefits you.

There are a couple of ways to tell that you may have leaky ducts. Perhaps the most noticeable is limited airflow in one or more areas of the home. Perhaps you have rooms that take longer to heat or cool or areas that always feel stuffy. In any case, spotty airflow is likely a result of air leaking out in one or more areas of the ducts.

Another common way to tell is if you seem to be spending far too much on air conditioning and heating costs. While this may be due to faulty HVAC equipment, it’s best to find a contractor who will check the ducts as well, to make sure that there are not multiple problems affecting your energy costs.

You may also be able to tell whether a home has poorly performing ducts by paying attention to the signs given off from your air conditioning and heating system. A system that appears to struggle may only do so because it’s running for too long to meet your home’s temperature demands. A unit that has to work overtime to heat or cool the home may end up breaking down sooner than you’d expect, or it may develop problems resulting from low airflow such as a frozen evaporator coil.

Whatever your heating and air conditioning needs, call AC Designs Inc. for a thorough check of all of your equipment and professional duct repair service in Orange Park.