Window unit air conditioners are still commonly used, but they really are not ideal for cooling an entire home. They are noisy, they leave your home unsecured, and you have to lug them around the house, install them for the summer, and take them out when the cooling season is over. They’re handy for single dorm rooms and studio apartments, but a central AC is much, much better for whole-house cooling needs. Unless the ductwork is in bad shape, that is.
Leaky or otherwise damaged air ducts can lead to a whole lot of problems for homeowners. Unfortunately, determining if your air ducts are damaged can be a problem in and of itself. After all, the ducts servicing your home are not really all that visible. It’s not as if you want to be looking at them all of the time, right? Of course not. That is why you need to work with trained professionals to pinpoint the source of any leaks and to resolve them completely. We’re the HVAC company in Fairfield, CT to repair your ducts.
Read on for some tips about common warning signs.
Ugh, it’s so hot—in this one room, that is!
It does not matter how big your home is. If your air conditioner was properly sized for your living space, then it should be cooling it down effectively and evenly throughout. If your AC is too small for your home, then there is really no way in which to fix the problem without replacing the system. That being said, if the issue is a new development, then leaky ductwork is likely to blame.
When ducts leak, hot air is going to make its way into the system, particularly where the ducts leak in unconditioned areas that they pass through. This is going to warm up the air en route to its destination. That means that you’ll wind up with hot spots in your home.
Ugh, the air quality in here stinks!
Have you noticed that you are sneezing and coughing more and more in your home? Does it seem like you’re having more and more trouble keeping up with dusting and sweeping? Can you see pollutants dancing around in the air right before your eyes? Whatever the case may be, that could be the result of duct leaks.
Remember, it is not just the hot air that you have to worry about making its way into your system. There are also the pollutants in that air to consider. By sealing your ductwork up effectively, you can help to maintain better indoor air quality throughout your home.
Ugh, these bills are brutal!
It’s not just the air quality that is going to take a hit if your air ducts are leaking—it is also your wallet! The harder that your system has to work in order to cool your home, the more that system is going to cost to operate. When you have leaks in your ductwork, your energy bills are really going to rise.
Schedule your duct sealing services with Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.