As the temperatures are starting to rise here in the Las Vegas Valley you may have just turned on your air conditioner or you are close to turning it on. If you turn it on and it is just not working as well as it did last summer there are a variety of things that could be going on. Many times we find that air ducts can be the culprit for many different issues that you may be having with your unit.
Signs of Air Duct Problems
First let’s go over some of the signs of air duct problems. High energy bills, rooms that are difficult to keep cool, stuffy rooms, and excessive dust are all common signs of issues with your ductwork. If your air ducts are leaking it will cause your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home cool. When your unit has to work harder you energy bill will increase significantly. Rooms that are hard to keep cool or that feel stuffy are frequently not getting enough of the air that your unit is trying to blow into your home because of leaky ductwork. With no air flowing into your room it will be hot and stuffy for sure! When you have leaks in your ductwork it will allow more dust into your home. This could cause serious issues for those that suffer from asthma and allergies. If any of these things are happen at your home you will want to call Air Pure Inc. today so that we can come out and see what the exact problem is.
Bad Ductwork Layout Design & Installation
There are common problems that we find in ductwork when we go out on calls. The most frequent problem that we see is an improperly designed duct system. According to the National Comfort Institute the average duct system is only 75% efficient due to duct problems. At the top of the list for why your duct system is not efficient is an improperly designed and installed duct system. Your home cannot be effectively cooled or heated without your ductwork being designed and installed properly.
Leaky Air Ducts
The second problem that we regularly see is leaky ductwork. Studies show that homes lose between 20-40% of their air due to leaking ducts. Leaks in your air ducts also let pollution into your home. This greatly decreases your indoor air quality. Having your ducts sealed is the solution to this problem. When you seal your air ducts you lose less air. That makes your unit work less to keep your home a comfortable temperature. Air cannot also be lost if your registers and grills are not properly sealed. When Air Pure Inc. comes out to work on your unit we will check all of your grills and registers to make sure that you are not losing air before it even reaches your room. It is easy to seal those registers and grills.
Black Dust from Air Vents is a Sign You Need Air Duct Cleaning
In addition to the issues mentioned above your air ducts could also be dirty. Dirty air ducts cause multiple problems. The largest issue is that they decrease the indoor air quality in your home. As stated above, if you have people in your home that suffers from allergies and asthma this is a major concern for their health. Getting your air ducts clean will help your system function better and increase the indoor air quality.
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Hopefully this helps you understand more about what could be going on in your duct system. If you need your ducts to be cleaned, sealed, or repaired give Air Pure Inc. a call and we can get your appointment set up right away.