Although the HVAC duct is hidden inside wall cavities, attics plus crawl spaces, there are warning signs when the system is leaking, but once the ducts beginning leaking, the furnace plus cooling system need to labor harder plus run longer.
The heated plus cooled air escapes into the attic, basement plus unwanted areas; Unconditioned, contaminated air gets drawn into the system plus delivered throughout the rooms of the homeâ€¦ Higher utility bills, hot plus cold spots, musty stinks, excessive dust plus longer system run times are indications of leaky ducts.
In most homes, the ducts allow a significant amount of air to escape by way of small holes, cracks plus gaps at the seams. Occasionally the ducts aren’t respectfully insulated or the foil tape at the plenums has failed. The goal of professional duct sealing is to reduce energy waste. When the ducts operate at their best, the maximum amount of conditioned air is delivered to the home. The furnace plus cooling system don’t need to run as long or labor as hard to maintain ideal comfort. This results in lower utility bills, plus because of less strain on components, the system operates more reliability plus lasts longer, and maximum airflow ensures a more consistent temperature across the living space. There is less chance of fumes, VOCs, pollen, dust, mold spores plus other harmful toxins from entering the breathing air, sealed ducts provide healthier indoor air pollen levels plus reduce cleaning requirements. Plus, there is less chance of contaminants accumulating on the system’s evaporator coil. When the cooling system operates, the coil becomes wet. The combination of moisture plus pollutants creates the perfect breeding ground or microorganisms. They stink bad, cause health concerns plus downsidely affect A/C operation. Scheduling duct sealing also offers the opportunity to detect other problems, such as imcorrect design, undersized supply or return plenums, lack of insulation or disfigured, bent or removeed ducts.