Leaky Ductwork - Signs and More
There are several signs that point towards leaking ductwork in your air conditioning system. The three most common and serious signs of duct leaks include:
- Sign 1 - Increased utility bills
- Sign 2 - Hot or cold spots (hard to cool rooms)
- Sign 3 - Visibly Damaged Ductwork
Sign 1 - Increased Utility Bills
If you have noticed an increase in your monthly utility bills, then leaking ductwork very well may be the source of your trouble. When ducts leak, the HVAC systems that feed them have to work much harder to reach the temperature set on your thermostat. The harder they have to work, the more energy they consume, and the higher your utility bills will be. So, if you have noticed an increase in your utility bills but know you haven’t increased your use of energy-hungry appliances, then call our ductwork professionals straight away.
Sign 2 - Hot or Cold Spots
Hot or cold spots and difficult to cool/heat rooms are both signs of duct leaks. When ducts leak, the cooled/heated air being delivered by them does not reach the designated location. This causes hot and cold spots in your building that can be quite difficult to resolve without replacing/repairing your ductwork. Another thing that can cause hot and cold spots is a poorly completed air balance. Regardless of the source of your hot or cold spots, contact the Ground Zero Plumbing & A/C LLC HVAC experts the moment you notice them.
Sign 3 - Visible Damage to Ductwork
Damaged ductwork is by far the most common cause of leaks. To see if you have damaged ductwork, simply pop your head up in your attic or down in your crawlspace and give your ducting a visible inspection. If you notice any visible signs of damage, then leaks are basically inevitable. Contact us and our team of reliable air conditioning experts if you notice any damage to your ducting.