Leaky ducts are one of the largest causes of inefficiencies in an HVAC system. Here is what you need to know about leaky ducts and how to fix them:
What are HVAC ducts?
HVAC ducts are the tubes that bring air conditioning to different areas of your home. The more rooms you have connected to your HVAC, the more ducts you are going to have. And the more ducts you have in your HVAC system, the higher the potential for duct leaks.
What are leaky ducts?
Leaky ducts are the areas of your ductwork that don’t have proper seals. This means air is escaping from your HVAC system and ultimately, cool air isn’t reaching the places you intend for it to.
How do you know if you have leaky ducts in your HVAC system?
Leaky ducts are one of the most common issues homeowners face with HVAC systems. A skilled technician will quickly be able to spot leaky ducts in your system, however, many homeowners suspect leaky ducts when they notice their HVAC unit isn’t working as efficiently as it used to. The best way to confirm your suspicions is to contact one of the technicians at Gilman Cooling and Heating for a free consultation.
How do you fix leaky ducts in your HVAC system?
Leaky ducts can generally be fixed with mastic sealant of metal tape. However, identifying where the leaky ducts are in your HVAC system can be time consuming and frustrating. Luckily, the technicians at Gilman Cooling and Heating have years of experience finding and fixing leaky ducts and can get your ducts back in tip-top shape in no time. Schedule a free consultation to discuss issues you may be facing with your HVAC system, including any suspicions of leaky ducts.