The heat of summer is settling in, and hot days are becoming the norm once more. Are you completely satisfied with the performance of your air conditioning system thus far? If not, then you had better take the steps necessary for getting your system back on track before the remainder of the summer season takes its toll. While many homeowners think that having their AC tuned up will do the trick, they are overlooking a vital part of the system that doesn’t get tuned up: their ductwork.
If your air ducts in Stamford, CT are not in great working condition, then you are not going to be able to use your air conditioner with the results that we know you deserve. That is why you should learn to recognize the warning signs that your air ducts are compromised. Once you can do that, you can go about hiring qualified professionals to resolve the problems leading to the symptoms that you’ve noticed.
Spotting Signs of Trouble
Now, we’ve told you that keeping your ductwork in great working condition is a top priority, but that begs the next question — how the heck are you supposed to figure out what kind of shapes your air ducts are in? After all, it is not like you can just visually inspect your ductwork. Air ducts are necessary for central cooling and heating, but they are not exactly aesthetically pleasing. That’s why they are largely, if not entirely, hidden from view. There are plenty of warning signs that you can spot if you know what to look for, though.
- Increased cooling costs. When you run your air conditioner, you are going to pay to do so. Obviously, you are going to pay more to cool your home the more you are running your air conditioner. If you notice your energy costs really spike without cause during the cooling season, though, it is possible that your ducts are leaking, resulting in inefficiency that can drive up your energy bills.
- Uneven cooling. You know what’s worse than paying too much to cool your home? Paying too much to cool your home, even as your comfort level drops. That’s what can happen if your air ducts are leaking, though. If you start to notice hot spots popping up throughout your home, then you may have leaking ductwork that needs to be sealed, or even replaced, in order to resolve the problem.
- Plummeting indoor air quality. What happens when your air ducts leak? Your answer was probably “air escapes the system,” and this is true. However, there is another issue to consider. When your air ducts are compromised, air from throughout the house can also be pulled into the system.When that happens, your system may wind up distributing pollutants in that air throughout the house, dragging down your indoor air quality.
Professional duct repair and duct sealing services are the only way to deal with these problems. Schedule your ductwork services with Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.