Your HVAC system can have extraordinarily high energy demands if it isn’t optimized for efficiency. There are many reasons why your unit can be consuming energy and raising your energy bill: clogged air filters, malfunctioning parts, and a lack of a programmable thermostat are a few of the common reasons. But if you’ve optimized all of those, one of the most overlooked reasons will be duct leakage.
Duct leakage is when the conditioned air in your home leaks through the ducts. This can be caused by holes or poor duct connections. Duct leakage can easily go under the radar ,but luckily there are a few ways to know if your ducts are leaking air.
- Your HVAC unit is running, but some rooms are warmer/cooler than others. If you have a central system, the rooms should maintain an equal temperature.
- You see visible crushed or tangled ductwork throughout the home.
- Your energy bills are abnormally high.
If you see these signs, you should inspect your ductwork immediately. If you have removable tile ceilings, it’ll be fairly easy to look at your ductwork. Check for holes and loose connections. You have two options when fixing your duct work. You can fix it yourself, but that will mean you’ll need to get your hands dirty, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll repair it correctly. You can hire a professional. When you hire a team like AAA Calvert, you can have peace of mind knowing that we’ll fix your duct work correctly—from the first attempt.If you want to hire our professional team to patch up your ductwork, contact us today.