To keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you rely on your HVAC system. But you have to make sure that your whole system is working well, and this includes your ductwork. Below are five problems that leaking air ducts can cause for you and your family.
Because the heated or cooled air is escaping through the ducts’ leaks, your furnace or air conditioning will have to heat or cool longer for the setting on your thermostat. This means that you are going to have more expensive energy bills.
When your HVAC system is running constantly because of air leaks will mean that you have to have it repaired more frequently, even the system isn’t that old.
In addition, having leaking air ducts can mean that debris is building up in the system, and this can mean that your system is breaking down frequently.
When you’re turning on your HVAC system with holes or leaks in its ductwork, these ducts are going to suck up the dirt, dust, and a lot of other types of gross contaminants that are in your crawl space or attic. Then the debris and dust will get blown through your different vents and create problems with the air quality in your home.
The additional debris will also clog you air filter quickly, which means that you have to buy new filters more often. If you’re not changing the filter when it’s dirty, you’re going to have a higher bill and bad air quality since the system is working harder to get the air through a dirty filter.
Chances are that you have been sitting somewhere in your house and thought that you can’t feel your air conditioning. If you have a hole in the ductwork going to that particular room, the leaking duct might be the reasons why you’re not cool. The room’s not getting the cooled or heated air from the system and reduces the comfort of your family in certain spots in the home.
These are five reasons why you want to keep an eye on your ductwork and get it fixed if you think that you have leaks in them. Doing this will help you save money and make your home more comfortable.
Boyd Brothers HVAC is built on integrity, professionalism and doing the job right the first time, every time. Growing up in Southwest Florida, we understand that having a broken heating or AC system is about the last thing you want to deal with, or wait around to have serviced.