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Are Your Air Ducts Contributing to Heat Loss?

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If you have leaking ducts, you could be losing over 20% of the air that flows throughout your home. To stop this problem, you can have your duct insulated and sealed which will keep the air from leaking out. Keeping the air from leaking out will help save on your energy bill each month.

Causes of Leaking Ducts

Your ductwork is subject to the harsh weather conditions if it is not insulated and sealed well. These harsh weather conditions can cause the ductwork to deteriorate and crack. In some cases, your leaking duct will be caused by improper installation, not enough insulation, or damage from rats or mice.

How to Tell if your Ducts are Leaking

There are usually some telltale signs that your ductwork is leaking air. The symptoms are:
• High heating bills. If you consistently see your heating bill go higher, you may have a leak somewhere in your ductwork. This is due to insufficient insulation, cracked seals, and holes in the ductwork.
• Dusty house. If you have trouble keeping your house dusted, you may have a leak in your ductwork. This is because dirt and debris from the attic or the basement can enter the ducts.
• Hot and cold spots. If you have rooms in your home that are more difficult to keep comfortable, you may have leaky ductwork in your HVAC system.

If you are experiencing a high heating bill, it is a good idea to get the system checked out. You will also want to take a look at allowing for your duct to be insulated and sealed. At Tri-City Heating and Cooling, we are here to help you to lower your heating and air bills. We understand the importance of having a properly heated and cooled home that does not cost you a fortune to heat and cool. Allow us to come out and fix your HVAC system today. Call us or visit our website for more information.