Most San Antonio homeowners don’t give their air ducts much thought, but air ducts age and develop issues like leaks. The problem with leaking air ducts is it’s hard to miss in the beginning and hard to pinpoint once you suspect you might have leaking air ducts. If you’re concerned you might have an air duct leak and you are looking for some things to help you make the determination, then the following signs should help you decide if it’s time to have your HVAC technician do an air duct inspection.
Higher Energy Bills
If you’ve lived in your home for awhile, you had an idea of what your energy costs should be at various times of the year. If you are noticing a slow creep of your energy costs that can’t be explained by the normal inflation, then you might want to consider your air ducts. Your heating and cooling system is or should be a closed system. Your air ducts are the path the air conditioning or heating follows to get to its eventual location. If there is an air duct leak, then part of the air conditioning or heating is being lost through the leaks. This will cause your heating or cooling system to work harder to heat or cool your home, using more energy, hence higher energy costs.
One of the things that we treasure about our homes is comfort. If your home is suddenly not as warm or cold as usual, then air duct leaks might be the cause. So, if your comfortable home is no longer as comfortable temperature wise, then leaking air ducts might be the cause.
A certain amount of dirt and dust is normal in a home. Dirt and dust travel in through open doors and windows or on our clothes or shoes. However, if you find yourself spending more time cleaning then you used to in the past, that means additional detritus is entering your home and leaky air ducts might be the cause.
The above are three consequences of leaky air ducts as well as signs that you have leaking air ducts. If any of the above is true for you then give your HVAC company a call. An air duct inspection will give you the verdict as well as the solution for your problem.
Call Rosenberg Indoor Comfort at (210) 987-5587 to repair or replace your San Antonio, TX ducts!