Although your air conditioner is responsible for producing cool air, your ductwork plays just as important of a role in the cooling process. If you have issues with your ductwork, it can affect everything from your energy bills to your air quality and more. So let’s take a look some of the problems that can stem from ductwork issues and how having ductwork repair performed by Cabrillo can result in a more comfortable and efficient home!
4 problems that can be solved with ductwork repair
- Improper HVAC system installations. If the cooling system in your home was installed by an unqualified contractor, there’s a chance that your ductwork was not sized or installed properly. Loose connections between ducts, for example, can produce a number of comfort and efficiency issues. In addition, ducts that are too small or too big will make it difficult for your air conditioner to properly deliver cool air throughout your home. By having your ductwork repaired, you can ensure that the duct system in your home works with instead of against your air conditioner.
- High energy bills. Nearly every possible issue you can have with your ductwork will force your air conditioner to work harder and consume more energy. If you have a high-efficiency and well-maintained air conditioner, yet you’re still having efficiency issues, there’s a good chance that ductwork repair is needed to bring your energy bills back down.
- Poor air quality. If there is an opening anywhere in your duct system, unfiltered air can seep inside of your ducts. If the opening is on the supply end of your ducts, airborne contaminants will bypass your filter and circulate throughout your home. If the opening is on the return end of your ducts, it can cause your filter to clog much quicker than usual. Duct sealing is a type of ductwork repair in which we inspect your duct system and seal-off any of the cracks, holes and disconnections that we find, which will take care of these air quality issues.
- Comfort issues. Are there certain parts of your home that stay cooler than others? You might have an inadequate amount of supply and return registers, or air registers that are improperly positioned. Does your entire home seem to have trouble staying cool? This could be the result of duct leaks or improper sizing. No matter what issue you’re having with your ducts, ductwork repair will make it easier to properly and evenly cool your home.
If you have any questions about ductwork repair, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning company.5 Factors that can Affect Air Conditioner Efficiency » « What are the Possible Sources of Carbon Monoxide in the House?