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Why Should I care About Leaking Ductwork?

ductIt is only natural that so many homeowners think their air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps are working properly so long as they are starting up and cycling down normally and keeping the house comfortable effectively. Unfortunately, things really are not so cut and dry. It is possible that your forced air heating and/or air conditioning system is suffering, and that you are as well. You just may not have connected the dots as of yet.

We are talking about problems with your system’s ductwork, and believe us when we tell you that leaky air ducts are among the most common problems that homeowners using forced air HVAC systems face. Scheduling professional duct repair in Grand Rapids, MI is the only way in which you can hope to resolve the problem successfully. Consider the following information, look out for the warning signs, and contact us if you have any concerns regarding the condition of your ductwork or the overall performance quality of your HVAC system(s).

Why It’s a Problem

All of the air that your heating and/or cooling system conditions has to travel through the systems air ducts.  That means that any issues with that ductwork can lead to a number of different problems. First and foremost is that of energy efficiency.

Well, even if the air leaks out, it’s winding up somewhere in the house, right? So it’s not a total loss. That may be, but consider the fact that your air ducts probably pass through spaces like the attic or between walls. It’s not going to be very helpful to heat such places, right? Certainly not as much as heating the actual living space.

When your ducts leak, you are going to be paying more to heat and cool your home than you should have to. It is just a guarantee. Well-sealed air ducts protect efficiency.

Not only will your energy efficiency, but your comfort will, too. Why? Because leaky air ducts make it virtually impossible to evenly heat and cool a house. You are going to wind up with hot and cold spots, which will probably drive you to fiddle with the thermostat, and that combined with the energy loss via leaks themselves leaves you paying much more for much less comfort. We think that you deserve better than that!

Finally, there is your indoor air quality to consider. There are enough challenges in protecting one’s indoor air quality without throwing leaky air ducts into the mix. When your ducts leak, it’s not just the air leaking out that can be an issue. It’s the pollutants that may be pulled in. Once they’ve entered the system, they can be distributed throughout your entire living space.

Schedule Professional Duct Sealing and Repair

There are many reasons why ducts may leak, from a poor installation to corrosion to damage sustained during renovations. Whatever the case, duct sealing is usually the appropriate response. If air ducts are extensively damaged, more involved repairs may be required. Whatever the job calls for, you can count on air duct sealing and repair professionals to get it done right.

GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc. will seal your ducts up tightly!

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