Is your central AC unit causing higher monthly energy bills? ENERGY STAR has found that the average home heating and air conditioner system loses up to 30% of energy annually because of leaks in ductworks. Preventative HVAC maintenance is the best defense against leaks in your ductwork but sometimes an HVAC repair is necessary if the problem persists.
Signs of Leaking
Leaks inside central AC unit ductwork are a common problem inside most homes. There are a few signs that indicate a leak could be present, such as:
- Rooms that constantly struggle with keeping cool
- Rooms that become dusty after turning air conditioning on
- Noticeable increase in utility bills
- Visibly bent or tangled ducts
Leaks can happen in other places inside your heating and air conditioner besides the ductwork. With heating and air repair, we inspect your ducts and figure out how the leaks started. Leaks can also lead to mold caused by condensation in your home. If your central air conditioner isn’t performing efficiently, humidity can increase inside your home and affect the condensation that forms in your vents and ductwork.
Prevention and Solutions
Leaks can be tricky to fix without the aid of a technician performing an HVAC repair. Ductwork can be damaged – a heating and air conditioner repair professional is able to replace the damaged area. During the HVAC repair, humidity problems can also be resolved. A coil cleaning can be performed and full cleaning of the ductwork, which eliminates any condensation or mold developed from excess humidity. Cleaning ductwork and coils should be done annually with HVAC maintenance so that heating and air repair isn’t necessary in the future.
Don’t get caught with ductwork that leaks and increases your monthly energy bill. Call Estes Services and set up preventative HVAC maintenance with one of our skilled and certified professionals.