*Air On Demand no longer offers duct sealing or repair services. Please visit our ductwork service page to learn more about our ductwork options.
The ducts in your home provide a pathway from the air handler to the vents in your home. Any disruption in this path—kinks in the ductwork, holes, cracks, or even a collapsed duct—makes it a lot more difficult for air to move efficiently. Cold air begins to fill unoccupied spaces, such as the attic or crawlspace, and though it may still enter your home, it does so slowly. This means that you end up paying extra to cool the living spaces, which is why prompt duct repair is so important.
Spotting Duct Leaks
You may not even be aware when your ducts are leaking. The ducts are out of view for the most part, and it might not be so obvious when a small leak forces your air conditioning system to run for longer. But the U.S. EPA estimates that in the typical home, leaks in the ducts are enough that homeowners end up losing 30% of the energy used for cooling somewhere in the ductwork. Pay attention to your energy bills and take note if costs are higher this year than last (though air conditioning maintenance may also be a solution). Hot or cold spots in the house is another indicator that one area of the ducts is not complete.
The Benefits of Prompt Repair
When you schedule ductwork repair at the first sign of trouble, you may notice energy savings right away. Furthermore, duct repair reduces the strain on the air conditioning system. Parts will not have to work so hard to condition the home, which means they are less likely to break down. In fact, your air conditioning system may even stick around for longer, as shorter run times may reduce the overall wear on the system.
Call the professionals at Air On Demand when you suspect your ducts are in need of repair or replacement, or if you’d like to schedule air conditioning maintenance in Miami, FL.