Having and maintaining a well-designed and connected AC ductwork system is vital for maximizing the efficiency and thus, reducing the energy expenditure of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A tightly sealed ductwork system will extend the life of your AC unit so that you will be sure you are getting the most value from your investment.
When air leaks out of your ductwork – which is the network of tin, sheet metal, fiberglass, or vinyl-encased insulation piping or tubing that disperses tempered air throughout your home – it requires the AC unit to run for longer periods of time to cool your home. This will not only affect the life of the AC unit, potentially wearing out parts prematurely, but will also raise the amount of corresponding energy bills. Even newly installed units can have ductwork leaks. In fact, studies have shown that residential ductwork systems have an average of 10-20% leakage! Concerns about the quality of your ductwork should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure systems are running efficiently.
High utility bills are a sign that HVAC systems are not performing as efficiently as they can and that ductwork should be checked. Another sign of faulty ductwork is when specific rooms in your home are not being made to feel comfortable with an AC system. In this circumstance, often the AC ductwork may be improperly sized to handle the load of the system, or there may be a problem with the ductwork design, with some rooms receiving most of the air being dispersed and other rooms being left too hot.
Our ductwork specialists at Neighbors A/C will survey your HVAC system and make sure it is not one of the 20% that are running with leaky ductwork. We can repair any leak to ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible and that you are not overpaying on the monthly energy bill. If you are unsure about your AC ductwork, give us a call and get some peace of mind today.
- Be more comfortable in your own home
- Maximize overall HVAC system efficiency
- Reduce energy costs and your monthly utility bill!