Air Conditioning Duct Leaks
Air conditioning duct leaks can cost you money by increasing your energy bill and forcing you to run your system longer to keep rooms at your desired temperature. But don’t worry! The AC repair experts here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric are always here to help you solve your leaky air duct problems.
The Signs of Air Conditioning Duct Leaks
Knowing when you have one is the hardest part of resolving a leaky ductwork problem. Several signs point towards leaking air ducts that, include:
- Sign 1 – Increased utility bills
- Sign 2 – Hot or cold spots (hard-to-cool rooms)
- Sign 3 – Visibly Damaged Ductwork
Sign 1 – Increased Utility Bills
The first sign of an air conditioning duct leak is not the most obvious thing in the world. However, suppose you have noticed your utility bills increasing each month and are confident that you haven’t increased your use of energy-hungry appliances. In that case, an air conditioning duct leak may be the culprit. When ducts leak, your HVAC system has to work harder to deliver the cold (or hot) air to the desired location. This increase in workload increases the amount of energy your HVAC system consumes, increasing your utility bills. If you have noticed spiking energy bills at your home or business, call the HVAC repair and replacement professionals here at Brothers immediately.
Sign 2 – Hot or Cold Spots
The second sign of leaking ductwork is hot/cold spots in your home or business. When you notice that certain rooms/locations in your building are significantly harder to keep cool, leaky ductwork may be the problem. The ductwork delivers climate-controlled air to the various supply vents in your building. If a section of that duct leaks, the supply air is not reaching its final destination, and you will notice hot and cold spots when running your system. In addition to being a sign of leaking ductwork, hot and cold spots can signify a poorly done air balance. Either way, if you have hot or cold spots in your building, contact the Brothers team of air conditioning experts as soon as you can.
Sign 3 – Visibly Damaged Ductwork
The third and most obvious sign of leaking ductwork is visibly damaged or collapsed ducting. Suppose leaks are guaranteed if you have peaked your head into your attic or crawlspace lately and noticed collapsed or visibly damaged ductwork. If you see damaged ductwork, please get in touch with the expert team here at Brothers for service.
Prevent Leaks With Regular HVAC Maintenance Visits
By scheduling regular HVAC maintenance visits with the team here at Brothers, you can potentially prevent duct leaks or, at the very least, catch them early. Contact our professional HVAC technicians to learn how regular maintenance can save you in the long run today!