It’s easy to ignore ductwork because it’s hidden away or barely visible. However, the ductwork plays a big role in your indoor comfort. It can also cost you money. When you use your central heating and cooling systems, you can lose much of your home’s indoor air because of leaks. Poor joint connections, cracks, and holes offer a variety of exit points for conditioned indoor air. These defects also create access points for contaminants that later become airborne throughout your home. It is important to have your ducts inspected since ductwork problems can cost you in several ways.

How Duct Leaks Affect Your HVAC

Leaks cost you money and force your heating and cooling equipment to work overtime to make up for the loss of treated air. Pollutants like dust, dirt, pests, and debris that obstruct airflow and impede efficient equipment operation can enter from outside. Outdoor air that invades ductwork through cracks can transport pollen and other allergens into your home. Humid air that seeps in encourages the growth of biological contaminants.

How to Know if You Need Duct Sealing

Because so much air in a typical duct system is lost through leaks, duct sealing can reduce heating and cooling costs considerably. If your home is excessively dusty, feels stuffy, has a stale odor, or has hot and cold spots, you may have leaky ductwork. This is especially true if your utility bills are abnormally high. We provide honest and effective ductwork assessment services. Our technicians will seal any leaks and clean your ducts to remove contaminants that cause poor indoor air quality. We also provide design or redesign services, so you have the most efficient ductwork system.

Duct sealing is a sound investment that can save you money, increase comfort, reduce equipment wear and improve indoor air quality. To learn more about how Cool R Us, Inc A/C & Heating can improve your ductwork and HVAC efficiency, call us today at 904-222-6603.