Every year, Tampa Bay homeowners lose hundreds of dollars thanks to leaking HVAC ductwork. In fact, seven out of ten homes have leaking ducts and lose about 20% of the air that moves through them. That can add up to a whole lot of wasted energy and money. It can also lead to poor indoor air quality. At Oaki-Aire, we can identify and seal any leaks that exist in your system. It’s just one more way we deliver cooler, cleaner indoor air while saving our customers money.
Problems Associated with Leaky HVAC Ductwork
Leaks in your ducts may occur for many reasons, including poor initial installation, pest infestations, and wear and tear on the joints and connective materials over time. These leaks can affect your comfort at home and even raise the cost of running your furnace and air conditioning.
- Leaky ducts invariably cause higher utility bills. This is because a portion of the heated and cooled air produced by your furnace and air conditioner escapes into the empty spaces of your home, such as between walls and floors before it can reach its final destination.
- Because your HVAC system will run longer and work harder to heat or cool your home to make up for air lost due to leaking ducts, these leaks will also put excess strain on your heating and cooling system and increase the risk of a breakdown or even complete appliance failure.
- Leaks in your ducts don’t just let air escape—they can also pull air in, as well as dirt, dust, and other airborne contaminants. This causes your home’s indoor air to suffer in terms of quality and also causes your furnace filter to clog more quickly for added HVAC strain.
Air Duct Replacement vs. Air Duct Cleaning
If you are experiencing heating, cooling, or air quality problems associated with problematic HVAC ductwork, you may wonder whether it’s better to clean your air ducts or replace them. There are several factors that should influence this decision; Oaki-Aire can help you evaluate your options to choose the right solution for your needs.