If you are like most homeowners in the United States, then you are probably equipped with a trusty HVAC system that keeps you cool during summer and warm and toasty during winter. With indoor temperatures always set to ideal levels, you probably no longer worry about your ductwork or your indoor air quality. That’s why in today’s post, your trusted HVAC repair and window replacement contractor explains how leaky ducts can negatively impact your energy efficiency and the quality of the air you breathe.
Leaky Ducts Pull In Bad Air
Pollutants from the outside of your home can easily infiltrate your ventilation system if there are a bunch of leaks or gaps in your ductwork. This means that when you turn on your cooling or heating system, you could be pulling in contaminants throughout your home. But bad air doesn’t just come from outside. Your leaky ducts could also be pulling in bad air from musty places like attics, basements and crawl spaces.
It Affects Your HVAC Unit’s Performance
When you have a bunch of leaks in your ducting system, it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on your HVAC system. This means that it has to work a lot harder to keep interior temperatures at a comfortable level which directly affects your home performance and will lead to skyrocketing energy bills.
It could also cause your HVAC to fail prematurely due to the added strain which could necessitate costly repairs or even a full-on replacement.
Whether you are in need of a thorough energy assessment for your home or would simply like to have your HVAC system serviced or repaired, turn to California Energy Consultant Service. To schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (916) 852-8132 or fill out our contact form to speak to one of our experts today. We serve home and business owners in Cordova and Sacramento, CA, as well as its neighboring communities.