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Are Your Ducts Hurting AC Performance?

ductCentral air conditioning systems, heat pumps, and furnaces are all common, reliable heating and/or air conditioning systems. Do you know what else they all share in common? They are all forced air HVAC systems, meaning that they use a fan in order to force heated and/or cooled air throughout your home through a system of air ducts. Now, this can be a very effective way in which to heat and cool one’s home. It can also have some issues, though.

Chief among the problems that you may encounter with such systems are problems with the air ducts themselves. If your air ducts are not in great working condition, then there is no way you can hope to use your HVAC system as successfully as possible. Your home may be decently heated or cooled, but performance levels just won’t be where they should be. Read on to learn more about how duct issues affect your HVAC system’s performance.

What Types of Problems Are We Talking About?

There are a few different problems that you may encounter with your ductwork. You may find that your air ducts are very dirty within, which will require professional duct cleaning services to resolve. The most common issues with ducts, however, and the most detrimental, are air ducts that are damaged and leaking.

Remember,¬†all of the air conditioned¬†by your HVAC system is going to have to pass through these air ducts. That means that, if your ducts are leaking, heat can easily enter or exit the ducts when it shouldn’t be doing so! Plus, leaky ducts can let pollutants into the system as they pass through different areas of your home’s structure. Only a professional HVAC contractor in Cherry Hill, NJ can resolve this problem.

Signs of Leaky Ductwork

Now, most of your ductwork system is not visible to you. After all, air ducts are not exactly great decorations for living spaces. But you can recognize duct trouble if you watch for a few warning signs:

  • A decrease in indoor air quality, as pollutants are not only pulled into the ductwork but are then also distributed throughout your home via that ductwork.
  • A drop in system energy efficiency, as unwanted heat loss and heat gain drives up your energy costs.
  • Hot and cold spots throughout the house, as the leaky ductwork fails to heat and cool the living space evenly and effectively.

Schedule Your HVAC Services with Qualified Professionals

You cannot just find a leak in your air ducts and then slap some duct tape on it. That’s not how any of this works, and duct tape isn’t useful on ducts. You can, however, schedule professional duct testing with us.

Not only does that allow us to accurately pinpoint the source of your duct leaks, but it also means that we can complete your duct sealing using the Aeroseal products and process. That ensures that the job is done the right way, conveniently!

Schedule your HVAC and duct testing/sealing services with Climate Mechanics LLC.

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