It is important that ductwork be secure. But due to improper installations or age, that is often jeopardized. In fact, it is extremely common for homeowners in the North Dallas area to not even realize they have duct issues until they begin to deal with the many problems it causes.
Barbosa can help you identify those large effects so that you can take simple action with a ductwork repair if necessary.
High Energy Bills
Imagine the energy expended by your HVAC system, working everyday to pump out hot or cold air into your home. Have you ever tried to blow through a straw with a hole in it and been unable to have much of an effect? That is essentially what is happening with your HVAC system when you have gaps in your ductwork.
This might not seem like a big deal until you consider that 20 – 30% of conditioned air gets lost in most homes from leaking ducts, and the additional work your system does to maintain the right temperature shows up on your energy bill!
It’s not obvious at first why leaking ducts would cause stuffy or icy rooms in your home. But when you think about leaks in ducts that serve specific rooms, it makes more sense. If all the heated or cooled air going to a specific room escapes before it can reach the room, the room is going to be a different temperature than the rest of the house.
This is especially an indication if the uneven rooms are on the same floor of your home, where heat rising is a controlled factor.
This is a sign of a leak in a specific location in your ducts. If there is a leak by your attic or basement, dust and dirt will get pulled in and redistributed around your home.
So if you find yourself cleaning a lot, you may want to have this looked into.
Barbosa Plumbing & Air Conditioning has the experience and training to inspect your ductwork and eliminate the issues. If any of these signs seem familiar or you would like a professional inspection, call us at (214) 351-7030.