You should look for three signs if you suspect a ductwork air leak.
There’s an estimate that leaky ductwork can waste 20 to 30 percent of your home’s air conditioning, which is quite a lot of money. You should watch out for these three signs if you suspect your ductwork leaks.
An uneven temperature.
Is there a room in the house that is hotter or colder than others? Does your indoor air feel stuffy? There could be a small crack or hole in your ductwork, causing your air conditioning to escape. The interior of this room might be less comfortable than the outside.
Dust is covering everything.
You may be surprised if dust has been invading your home lately due to leaks or holes in your ductwork. If this happens, you’ll be left with dust in every corner, no matter how frequently you clean. If you don’t address leaks, you’ll experience the same problem every day if your HVAC system pulls in a more significant amount of dust, leading to allergies and other health problems.
Utility bills are skyrocketing.
When you see a spike in your utility bills, it’s likely due to leaks in your ductwork. Leaks mean the air in your ductwork is escaping, requiring more energy to cool or heat your home. It will help if you only have higher energy bills than the average if there’s a change in your local energy rate.
Getting started with finding leaks in your ductwork system is as easy as following these steps:
1. Make sure there are no leaks
As soon as you notice a leak, mark it right away. Look for visible disconnections between ducts.
2. Activate the full-blast mode on your system.
Having your HVAC system running at full blast makes it easier to find leaks, so turn it on before checking for leaks.
3. Duct joint inspection
Be sure to reconnect or tighten duct joints when you feel air coming out. Air leaks can be prevented by reconnecting or tightening duct joints.
Some signs can help you determine whether or not your ductwork leaks, even though it is not always easy to do so.
Contact A&T Heating and Air Conditioning today if you have any questions or worries about your ductwork. One of our experts will perform a comprehensive inspection to determine what needs to be done.
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