Are My Leaky Ducts Important to My Indoor Air Quality?
Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home.
Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as frequently used as other areas of your home. Often it is in the attic, and for most of us ductwork can fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. This can cost you money, compromise your indoor comfort, and even effect your health.
Why do I need to maintain my ductwork?
Poorly maintained and leaky ductwork can cause the following problems:
- May cause a rise in heating and cooling bills.
- May affect the indoor comfort of your home.
- Can negatively affect your health.
Leaks in your ducts can occur where the ducts are joined together. Leaked air is wasted air. Your furnace or air conditioner has used energy, that you pay for, to heat or cool the air. When that air doesn’t make it to the desired locations in your home, your HVAC unit has to work twice as hard to make up for the temperature lost, it is essentially like throwing money away.
Leaky ducts, leak money.
Leaks can also cause undesired things from the air to leak INTO your duct system. This means contaminants like exhaust, fumes, carbon monoxide, or many other pollutants can enter your duct system and circulate around your home without you knowing it. This can exacerbate a myriad of problems including respiratory difficulties you may already have, such as asthma or allergies.
To diagnose and correct your leaky duct problem is a simple process that will greatly improve the comfort and health of your home. We want to make sure the air in your home in clean and pollutant free. Call DS Heating and Air at 661-231-8118 today or request service online if you have questions about your indoor air quality, ducts, or would like to request an estimate.