As you look forward to all of the warmth and outdoor fun of summer, it’s easy to put your HVAC system on the back burner. After all, you have a working air conditioner, so why do you need to spend any time worrying about the rest of the system? It’s time for fun in the sun, not HVAC system repair. However, if you have leaky ductwork, it may put a damper on your summer fun. Here are some problems you could face from leaky ducts—contact the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today to learn more!
If your ducts are leaking, then your air conditioning system is working harder to cool your home. The harder your system works, the higher your energy bills will be. In fact, leaking ductwork is one of the most common reasons for energy inefficiency in homes around the area.
Not only do leaky ducts cause the air conditioner to work harder, but they can also lead to premature failure of the system. When the air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home, then the system has more wear and tear throughout the cooling season. The end result is failure of the system before its expected lifetime, leaving your family hot and uncomfortable this summer.
Ductwork leaks not only allow air to leak out, but they also allow pollutants and allergens to enter the system. Since these are entering the system somewhere in the middle of the process, they aren’t filtered by the air filter, and have free reign to circulate through the home. You may find your indoor allergies are worse when you have a ductwork leak.
The problem with leaky ducts, however, is they are hard to spot. Unless the leak is large, you may not know you have one at all. That’s why you need to schedule an air conditioning inspection at the start of the cooling season. Make sure that the inspection includes a ductwork inspection.
If you have not had an HVAC inspection done this summer, or if you know you have leaks that need to be fixed, contact James A. Wheat & Sons. We can provide you with a comprehensive air conditioning inspection complete with a check of your ducts, to ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible.
If we find leaks, we can seal those using the innovative Aeroseal duct sealing process, which seals ducts effectively from the inside., including those leaks that are hidden behind walls or under insulation. Don’t let leaky ducts damage your summer plans and increase your energy bills. Contact James A. Wheat & Sons and we’ll assist you in your Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia home today.