Central air conditioners and furnaces are still the preferred choice of HVAC systems for a number of homeowners throughout the country, and for good reason. They are reliable, and today’s models are built with much greater efficiency than those of the past. Still, if you are using these forced-air systems, there’s one crucial factor to keep in mind: the condition of your ductwork.
Ductwork which has been compromised can prove highly disadvantageous to you and your home in a number of ways. Inspecting your ducts, however, takes a lot more than just looking at it on your own. You need a professional to inspect and determine if and where duct sealing is necessary. In the meantime, though, we’ve provided some signs below that your ductwork may be breached.
Uneven Temperatures Throughout the Home
Depending on what time of the year it is, you may go through your home and notice hot or cold spots. Leaky ductwork has a tendency to allow conditioned air into areas where it is not needed, such as your attic or crawlspace. In the meantime, it might not be able to reach the rooms that do need it, leaving you with uneven heating or cooling.
Costly Energy Bills
Conditioning your home is something that takes up about half of your energy bill. However, if it’s costing you much more than last year to either heat or cool your home, despite comparable use, then there’s a strong chance you are losing energy through your air ducts. As a result, your HVAC system will have to work harder to condition your home, reducing its efficiency.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
It’s true that leaky ductwork can have a negative effect on your comfort and your HVAC system efficiency. It can also, however, affect your indoor air quality. Leaky ducts have a tendency to release pollutants and dust into the home, rendering any air filtration system you have useless.
To schedule your New Braunfels, TX duct sealing appointment, contact Riteway Service Company today.