Keeping your home in Buda, Texas, warm and cozy is a priority during the cooler winter months. To ensure your HVAC system operates efficiently, you need your ductwork correctly installed. Poorly installed ductwork may result in unexpected expenses and repair work. Below are a few of the common signs of poorly installed ductwork.
Leaks in the Ductwork
Ductwork leaks develop when someone doesn’t install the seals between the ducts correctly. Pressure on the side of the ducts may also cause small ruptures. When this happens, warm air escapes out of the ducts and cold air enters from outdoors. Pollutants may also enter from outside, which adversely affects your indoor air quality.
Leaks reduce the effectiveness of your HVAC system. You must seal them right away to ensure the system works properly. You might have leaks in the ducts if you notice:
- Increased energy bills.
- Cold rooms.
- Tangled, loose or collapsed ducts.
The sooner you have your leaks repaired, the more you’ll save on your utility expenses.
Dirty Air Ducts
Properly functioning ducts prevent excess dirt and dust from entering your HVAC system. Ducts that continually need cleaning often have a leak that lets in dust. If the leak is in a dusty part of the home, like the attic or crawl space, the problem intensifies.
Dirty ducts are also a result of the improper sealing of joints and duct connections. The expansion and contraction in these joint areas cause leaks to form over time. Dirty air ducts often result in allergies or respiratory discomfort that require medical attention, which is yet another expense to deal with, not to mention the health hazard.
The ductwork in your home is important to the health of your HVAC system and family. It’s important for it to always function at optimum. Call Woods Comfort Systems for our duct system diagnostic services. We’ll pinpoint any problems with your system and offer a viable solution to save you unnecessary expenses in the long run.
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