There are many reasons why people are noticing their air ducts’ performance. Some are concerned with energy use, where others are interested in the indoor air quality of their homes. With the recent improvements to HVAC systems and to help boost the indoor air quality, ensuring the air ducts are efficiently performing plays a major role. Today, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to continue sharing air ducts and the common causes to why they leak.
HVAC Air Leaks
The energy usage by your heating and cooling equipment can be accounted 20% to 40% from the ducts. Large amounts of conditioned air is lost as air moves through the system and crosses paths with holes, poor connections, and leaks. Sealing those leaky air ducts is important for improving your home’s energy performance and decreasing your bills. Additionally, to improve system efficiency and indoor air quality, air duct cleaning is also important.
Causes of Air Duct Leaks
There are a number of various materials used to manufacture air ducts. Fiberglass tubing, plastic, and crafted from sheet metal are among the most common. In areas where flexibility is necessary, the older duct deteriorates, where they develop cracks, holes, and leaks. Damage can also be the inadvertent result of structural work. Ducts can be penetrated through by rodents and other pests as well. Leaks are also created from caulking and other sealing materials that over time, had dried out and cracked.
Collapsed, Crushed and/or Hole in Ductwork
The material of the duct work can play a major role in the contributing factor to duct leaks. As mentioned, the ducts are made from sheet metal, some come from fiberglass tubing or plastic. Vulnerable areas, such as the narrowing and turn areas are usually the first areas to develop issues with leaking. In a nutshell, the duct work damage commonly occurs from the following:
– Structural work for the home
– Natural age deterioration
– Sealing materials, such as caulk, drying out and cracking
– Original ducts were poorly installed
– Home’s foundation settling
Repairing & Sealing Ductwork
You will increase your energy bills along with the wear and tear on your system, regardless of the cause of your leaky ducts, if you leave them unattended. With the help of Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning, we can repair your air ducts quickly and efficiently to prevent the undo energy costs, improve the HVAC system’s performance and the indoor air quality.
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Should you notice an unusual spike in your energy bill, one of the many possible explanations are a leaky air duct. Because your bills seem to remain pretty consistent over time, the duct leaks may not seem noticeable. Our experts can identify any leakage in the air ducks. In addition to repairing your air ducts and having them properly sealed, Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning has the qualified experts that can clean your air ducts like new again to boost HVAC system’s performance in addition to improving the indoor air quality inside your home or business. Call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today and let our professionals seal your air ducts.