The ductwork is one HVAC system component that you shouldn’t overlook if you want to improve home comfort and save energy. Ductwork maintenance can be a cost-effective measure because deficiencies in the ducts can waste 20 percent or more of the conditioned air your equipment pumps out.
Signs You May Need Ductwork Maintenance
If you can relate to any of the following issues, it’s worth having a reputable HVAC contractor perform a duct system inspection to check for damage, disconnections and leaks:
- Unreasonably high energy bills
- Difficulty maintaining comfort regardless of the thermostat setting
- Rooms that always seem too hot or cold
- Ducts located in unconditioned spaces, like the attic, crawlspace or garage
- Areas of obvious duct damage
Benefits of a Professional Duct Inspection
An HVAC pro has the skills and knowledge needed to properly assess your ductwork to find leak sources, or areas that need repair, sealing and insulating. A trained technician can also assess the HVAC system’s airflow to determine if there are other issues with the duct system, like inadequate sizing or an insufficient number of return ducts.
Once all the deficiencies are identified, a pro can also make any needed repairs to improve your duct system’s performance. Once the ductwork is in good shape, you’ll reap a number of benefits, including:
- Operating cost savings. Repairing damage and sealing/insulating your ductwork can curb the costly waste of conditioned air you’ve been experiencing. You’ll notice a drop in your HVAC energy consumption, and a corresponding decrease in your utility bills.
- More consistent comfort. With less conditioned air waste and proper air distribution, you’ll experience fewer problems with hot or cold spots, and you’ll find it easier to heat or cool your home to your desired comfort level.
- Safer, healthier air quality. With well-maintained ductwork, allergens and contaminants won’t get pulled into your HVAC system from wall voids, the crawlspace or attic. There’s also less risk of hazardous “backdrafting” combustion fumes entering your air supply.
To schedule an inspection to learn if your Peachtree City home’s HVAC could benefit from ductwork maintenance, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air.