Duct maintenance is very important in managing your energy bills. Cracks, leaks, and improper installation can impact the efficiency of your HVAC system, and its ability to properly cool and heat your home. To prevent loss of valuable energy, proper duct maintenance should be an essential part of routine maintenance checks.
Heated air and cooled air are distributed throughout your home via a system of ducts. They also return air to the HVAC equipment to be reconditioned. Therefore where ducts are used it is very important that they are in good condition.
Seal and Insulate Ducts
Ducts that are not properly sealed allow much of your heated or cooled air to escape. As much as 30 percent of the air moving through your HVAC system can be wasted due to problems within the duct system. Insulating ducts is also very important as they are usually located in areas that receive no air conditioning. Insulating ducts helps to keep them from extreme temperatures that affect the air that passes through them.
Dust in the ducts is normal. Over time however, as dust accumulates it can affect indoor air quality as the dust will recirculate throughout the system. This will be a problem especially for persons with respiratory problems. Duct cleaning improves air quality and the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Routine maintenance is generally recommended at the beginning at the beginning of the spring and fall seasons. Your HVAC technician will conduct a thorough check of the system which will include checking the ductwork for any leaks, holes, cracks, or problems with the seams or connections. Routine maintenance can uncover problems that could be increasing your energy bill.
Don’t let leaky, faulty ducts ruin your home comfort. Contact Gartner HVAC at 847-965-9645. Our pros can provide you with the right solutions for your Morton Grove home or office.
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