To some homeowners, ductwork can be the great unknown. This is because it isn’t visible and makes no noise (and shouldn’t). However, ductwork can be faulty or damaged, causing you and your air conditioner problems. A great solution for faulty ductwork in Roswell is duct sealing, but it’s important to schedule duct sealing with professionals, like the ones at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., to ensure your ducts are sealed properly. Faulty ductwork can lead to multiple problems which will continue if your ductwork is left unrepaired. Here are a few types of problems that can arise:
Problems with Faulty Ductwork
- High energy bills – air loss can be a big energy suck for your air conditioning system. In fact, faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of total air loss in a system. This loss of cool air has to be compensated for by your air conditioner, and the only way to do that is to use more energy so that your system can cool more.
- Uneven cooling – when certain vents are less functional than others due to cracks, holes or disconnections, it can result in uneven cooling, which presents as hot and cold spots throughout your home. Unless the vents are repaired, uneven cooling will continue, putting stress on your AC system and decreasing your indoor comfort.
- Excess humidity – holes, cracks and broken seals in ductwork allow outside moisture into your air stream, which gets delivered directly to your home. Excess humidity can compromise comfort and promote the growth of mold, mildew and dust mites, which can be bad for allergy sufferers in your home.
- Reduced indoor air quality – in addition to humidity, different particles can be sucked into the air in your ductwork via cracks and holes, reducing the overall air quality in your home. This can include dangerous “backdrafting” where exhaust fumes from combustion appliances enter into your indoor air.
How Does Duct Sealing Help? When your ducts are professionally sealed, holes and cracks are professionally repaired with mastic, a bonding agent, that closes the openings permanently. Sections are bound together with metal bindings, and collapsed sections of ductwork are either repaired and reconnected, or replaced. Duct sealing in Roswell can restore your energy efficiency and comfort, while also improving your indoor air quality.
If you are in need of professional duct maintenance call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., today and see how duct sealing can help you and your home.