Your home’s ductwork is a lot like your body’s circulatory system. However, instead of pumping blood, the ductwork in your home pumps air. Serious problems can occur when your body’s circulatory system isn’t working properly, and the same goes for your ductwork.
Signs Your Ducts Have a Leak
Your ductwork will give off warning signs if it’s leaking, some of which are easier to pinpoint than others. Here are a few of the most common ways to determine if your ductwork has a leak:
- Rooms that have difficulty being regulated – If you have a room in your home that’s difficult to heat up or cool off, you probably have a leak in your ductwork.
- Poor indoor air quality – If your home has noticeable amounts of dust even after you’ve cleaned, or has an increase in humidity, your ductwork might have a leak.
- High utility bills – If there’s a noticeable spike in your utility bills, chances are good your AC unit is working overtime to account for the leaks in your ductwork. Conditioned air could be escaping through your ductwork leaks and raising your electricity bill.
How to Find & Fix a Duct Leak
Negative pressure cleaning is one of the quickest, cleanest, and most efficient ways to detect leaks in your ductwork. It helps determine if there are leaks quickly. Once the leak is repaired, negative air will remove the remainder of the dust, dirt, and debris from your ductwork. Scheduling a duct sealing service from a trusted professional can help to ensure that all leaks are pinpointed and remedied, extending the life of your HVAC system and minimizing energy waste.