Leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for 20% or more of a home’s heating and cooling energy losses according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program. Not only does this make it difficult to keep your house comfortable, it results in higher utility bills as well.
Here are a few signs that you may have leaky ducts:
- High Summer and Winter utility bills
- Rooms that are difficult to heat and cool
- Temperature inconsistencies – cold spots in heated rooms, warm spots in cooled rooms
- Stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
- Ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage
- Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system
What can you do about leaky ducts?
Run your system and check all the ducts and joints that you can access. You can seal these up yourself with mastic or foil-backed tape. You should also seal around where the duct meets the wall. Duct tape is actually not recommended for duct work and any fabric backed tape will deteriorate over time.
Other maintenance will require an HVAC professional.
You can have your ducts tested. One of our certified technicians will take a reading of the air pressure in your ducts and can analyze how much air you lose. From there we can make suggestions on how to improve efficiency.
We recommend insulating your ducts. This insures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home. Temperature inconsistencies can make your home uncomfortable and cost you money. If you are experiencing cool spots in heated rooms or warm spots in cooled rooms, you may need insulate your ducts.
You should have your ducts cleaned. Over time, dust, mites, bacteria and other things get sucked into your vents and build up in your ductwork. Imagine all the years of dust in your house getting blown around into the air you breathe.
At SunDollar, we will clean up your ductwork, removing obstructions that restrict your airflow and cause inconsistent temperatures in your rooms. Our duct cleaning will clean out any bacteria and dirt that is polluting your indoor air.
You can also have a UV light installed in the ductwork. This uses ultraviolet radiation to sterilize air, destroying bacteria, as well as mold and fungal spores. This serves to greatly improve your indoor air quality.
Dryer Duct Cleaning
Your dryer vent can build up lint, dust, dirt, and other blockages. When this happens hot air can be trapped inside your ducts leaving none to come into the dryer. Or even worse the hot air can be blocked and begin to get so intense it causes a fire. So, its important to clean these dryer vents before you have any problems.
Our certified technicians can fully clean your dryer vents so your home is safe and your clothes are warm.
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Do you have dirty or leaky air ducts?
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