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 3 Signs That You Have Leaky Ductwork

A leak in your home’s plumbing can create a lot of trouble if it goes unaddressed. While a leak in your ductwork isn’t about to create water damage in your home, it can seriously harm your comfort level and indoor air quality.

While you won’t be able to find a duct leak on your own, it is possible to figure out if there is a leak that has developed in your duct system. Read on to find out about the signs that you have a leak in your ducts so that you can schedule duct sealing to deal with the problem head-on.

What Causes a Duct Leak

Time and regular use of your ductwork can take their toll on your ventilation system. Over years of expanding and contracting, the metal that makes up your ducts can wear down enough to crack or develop holes. These leaks may not destroy your ducts, but even small ones can undermine the use of your HVAC system and mess with your home’s comfort.

The Issue Leaky Ductwork Creates

Make no mistake, leaky ducts may not be as huge of an issue as an air conditioner breakdown, but they are still a problem that deserves immediate attention. This is because the longer a leak goes unaddressed, the bigger the problem it can create. These can include things like:

  • Weakened airflow
  • Reduced air quality
  • Higher energy bills
  • Reduced home comfort

3 Indicators That You Have a Duct Leak

Do you have a leak or two in your ductwork? It helps to know what the signs of this problem are so you can reach out to a technician to assess and fix the problem. Warning signs can include:

  1. Dirty air: Air leaks allow unfiltered air to enter your ducts, allowing dust and debris to enter your home.
  2. Weak airflow: Less air will make it into the house because it will instead end up leaking out of your ducts.
  3. Comfort trouble: Duct leaks can undermine your comfort all year long, leaving both your AC and heater struggling to get your home temperature under control.

Seal Your Ductwork With Our Help

Let’s make something clear right now: if you have a leak or hole in your ductwork, duct tape is not going to solve the issue. The name is a bit of a misnomer. Duct tape dries out and cracks after a short period of time. This will end up leading to additional damage to your ducts along with the fact that the original leak is left unrepaired.

The best way to fix a leak in your ductwork is through duct sealing. This service is one that one of the technicians on our team can easily provide. We have the tools and experience needed to find any and all duct leaks and then seal them. Once these leaks are sealed you can enjoy cleaner, stronger airflow again and better HVAC system performance as a result.

Capital Heating, Cooling & Electric has served Wisconsin since 2007. Schedule your duct services with our team today.

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