Checking ductwork for any signs of leaks and other damage is an integral part of routine HVAC maintenance. If left unaddressed, these leaks can compromise how your system cools your home. Read on to learn more about the most common signs that your ductwork is leaking and needs to be sealed or repaired.
Increased Monthly Utility Bills
Your utility bills are a great indicator of how leaky ductwork impacts your home’s energy efficiency. If bills have been rising steadily over the past few months, it might be time to have the ducts inspected. Leaks can allow up to 30% of warm or cool air to end up in your attic or crawl space! Addressing this problem through prompt repairs can help you save on energy consumption, especially if you use your HVAC system often.
Excess Dust & Dirt
Too much dust indoors may signal a leak in one of your air ducts. Since ductwork is installed in places such as the crawl space and attic, the dust from these areas can easily be pulled through the cracks and into the system. Having the ducts inspected and sealed should help keep dust from circulating in your home and causing allergic reactions.
Rooms that feel either too hot or too cold than the rest could be another indication of an air duct leak. When this happens, your HVAC system needs to work harder to provide consistent heating or cooling. Over time, this can reduce the performance and efficiency of the unit, shortening its service life.
If you notice any of these signs, make sure to contact All Seasons, Inc. to have your ductwork inspected, cleaned and sealed. Call us today at (253) 879-9144 or fill out our online contact form! We’re proud to serve the residents of Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding areas.