Air conditioning systems generally take up a large portion of our summer bills. And bills are particularly high when something is amiss with the air conditioning unit. AC trouble puts added stress on the unit, which must work harder in an attempt to compensate for the broken part. And one of the most important parts of your air conditioning system is the ductwork.
Ducts Are Vital to Your Air Conditioning
You may not think of the ducts as a part of the AC system. The ductwork simply acts as a path through which air can travel to reach your living space. But unless the ducts are in good condition, the air conditioner cannot run properly, just as with any other part of your system.
A Large Percentage of Ducts Have Leaks
Unfortunately, a large percentage of homes in the U.S. have cracks or holes in the ductwork. Ducts are often improperly sealed, or years of air pressure and neglected maintenance begin to take a toll on them. In fact, some experts say that the ducts can be responsible for losing up to 30% of the conditioned air from the system.
Are Your Ducts Compromised?
So how can you tell if your ducts are in trouble? Think back on your air conditioning use for the last month. Did you notice hot or cold spots around the house? Did your unit take a long time to cool down the home? Were your energy bills higher than in previous years?
If so, it could be a sign of a problem with the ducts. As air leaks out of the ducts, your air conditioner must work overtime to cool down your home, driving up your energy bills, increasing the chances of AC repair, and leaving you a lot less comfortable. Call a professional to assess your ductwork if you suspect leaks.
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