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Air Ducts Leaking? Watch Out For These Warning Signs

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Many San Antonio home and business owners are not aware that their HVAC’s air ducts are leaking. All they know is that their home or office is uncomfortable and seems as if there is no air coming out of vents because something feels “off” about the temperature. We know how frustrating it can be to notice a problem but not know what is going on exactly, or how to fix it.

Air duct leaks are more common than you would think. If you have noticed any of the following warning signs, schedule an appointment with a trusted air conditioning professional to help you determine whether or not your AC issue is caused by a duct leak.

Stuffy Air Or Uneven Temperatures

If certain rooms are difficult to cool, or you notice the air not circulating well in some areas, it’s possible that the air from the AC unit is seeping out through the ducts. The lost air might be unevenly distributed throughout the house or might be flowing outdoors instead of through your home.

Unexplained Rising Energy Bills

Feel like you’re not getting your money’s worth from your utilities? A duct leak could be at fault, especially in older buildings that haven’t been updated in quite some time. When your ducts have holes or gaps, your HVAC unit isn’t able to work at full efficiency. As a result, your HVAC system works harder than necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature. A leak in your ductwork might as well be a leak in your cash supply.

Dust Collecting In Your Home

Dust is inevitable in most homes, but leaky or faulty ductwork can push more dust into your living space than normal. If you notice excessive dust in your home for no logical reason (especially if you’ve just dusted), look to your air ducts. They may be in need of some extra attention. Not only does dust create an unsavory gray layer on your countertops and furniture, but also it can aggravate dust mite allergies.

How Can You Identify Leaks In Your Ductwork?

Do some of the descriptions above hit home for you? If so, it might be time to inspect your HVAC system. The best way to properly diagnose a duct leak is by hiring a professional. Unless you have extensive experience working on heating and cooling systems, it’s risky to take on this task yourself. Many people end up fixing only the major leaks and missing other minor ones, causing serious pressure imbalances.

ABC Can Resolve Your Air Duct Problems

Routine maintenance checks from a professional once or twice a year will prevent a tiny duct leak from becoming a massive issue that costs you additional time, energy and money. For reliable air duct repair and air duct maintenance in San Antonio, contact ABC Home & Commercial Services. Comfort in your home or office is just a call away.

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