When it comes to the HVAC system in your Sarasota, Florida home, you probably focus on your air conditioner or heat pump. However, you should never disregard your ductwork. These ducts are the lifeblood of your system, bringing conditioned air into your home. Like any piece of the system, they require care to ensure proper functionality. Otherwise, leaky ductwork can threaten your comfort and the air quality in your home. Here are some problems to look out for.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Leaky ducts are one of the biggest contributing factors when it comes to poor indoor air quality. When forced air passes through the ducts, it acts like a vacuum, sucking in dust and other contaminants. By the time the air reaches your vents and enters your home, it creates a number of health concerns, especially if you have family members with allergies or asthma.
The dust that enters your leaky ductwork passes through the HVAC system’s air filter. While this helps remove particulates from the air, it also causes the filter to clog at an alarming rate. This extra dust and debris causes your HVAC system to work overtime to produce the temperatures you desire. The result is more wear and tear on the system, energy waste and higher utility bills.
Hot and Cold Spots
If you’ve ever been sitting in a room that feels like it’s getting no hot or cold air, leaky ductwork is a likely culprit. As the treated air passes from your HVAC system to the air vents, it gets lost in crawl spaces, the attic and other places where you don’t need it. This creates hot and cold spots that reduce your comfort.
Leaky ductwork can reduce your ability to breathe as well as waste money and energy. However, you don’t have to put up with it for long. Call Custom Air, Inc. today at 888-856-4507 for all your ductwork repair needs.