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Will Sealing My Ductwork Benefit Me This Summer?

At this point, you’ve hopefully already scheduled your air conditioning maintenance service for the season. After all, the most intense heat of summer really is just around the corner. As important as it is to ensure a proper refrigerant charge and that all of your mechanical AC components are functioning properly, though, remember that it is equally important to ensure that your ductwork is in great working condition. They may not have motors or capacitors, but your air ducts are still susceptible to the occasional operational problem. Fortunately for you, our technicians are here to help. We offer a number of great ductwork services, including professional duct sealing in Holly Springs, NC.

What Kinds of Problems Does Leaky Ductwork Lead to?

There are a number of ways in which leaky ductwork can negatively affect you.

Reduced indoor air quality is among the most common, as well as the most troublesome. When your air ducts are leaking, they can actually pull pollutants into the air distribution system. When this happens at the point between the air filter and the terminal point of the duct, there is nothing standing between those pollutants and the air that you breathe in your home.

Low efficiency levels may also indicate that your ductwork is leaking. While the energy used to cool air is not going to be a total loss, as it will likely wind up somewhere in your home, the fact is that it may not wind up where you want it. That can lead to uneven cooling, and your air conditioner is going to work overtime in order to try and balance temperatures throughout your house. That can lead higher energy costs, even as your comfort slips.

Increased repair needs may not be the most immediate result of leaky ductwork, but they are of real concern. Over time, if your AC is taking in pollutants and working harder than it should have to, wear and tear is going to increase substantially. That can leave you facing repair needs with increased frequency.

Be sure to schedule duct sealing services with Ideal Services Heating & Cooling.

 

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