If you’re having performance issues with your heating and cooling equipment, the problem might be leaky HVAC ductwork. If your system receives annual maintenance, and it isn’t at the end of its life cycle, your home might need duct sealing. Here are some problems that can develop when ducts aren’t inspected regularly for leaks in your Jupiter, FL home:
1. High Energy Bills
If your energy bills are high, or if they’re getting higher for no apparent reason, your ducts may have developed cracks, holes and loose connections. These openings allow cooled and heated air to escape, and your HVAC has to cool and heat additional air to make up for the losses. Energy Star says that on average, homes can lose as much as 30 percent of treated air through ductwork openings. That can drive your energy costs way up.
2. Weak Air Flow
Holes, loose joints and cracks make it easy for pests, debris, dust, spores and other particles to accumulate inside your ducts. These obstructions can then prevent air from being efficiently and freely circulated throughout your home via the ducts. Obstructions can also cause airflow in the vents to be weak.
3. Poor Indoor Air Quality
If your home is exceptionally dusty, or if someone in your home has allergies that have gotten worse, pollution inside your HVAC ductwork may be to blame. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality include nausea, headaches, skin rashes, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, sinus issues, sneezing, coughing and irritations of the eyes, throat and nose. If you feel better outside than inside, your ductwork may be harboring pollen, viruses, bacteria, spores, pet dander, dust mites and other contaminants.
Ducts should be inspected every several years for leaks. To learn more about the benefits of duct sealing in Jupiter, Florida, visit Stephen K Denny, Inc. or call us today.