Your HVAC system is one of the most critical appliances in your Martinsburg, West Virginia, home. It’s responsible for maintaining your home’s comfort year-round. Even though your HVAC system is essential, many people fail to address problems, especially when it comes to ductwork. Below are a few of the ductwork issues that can lead to larger issues if you don’t schedule a duct cleaning or repair right away.
Some homes may experience up to 40 percent loss of heated or cooled air through leaks in their system’s ductwork. Since this air doesn’t reach the room, it’ll take longer for your home to heat or cool. This means your system will have to work harder and expend more energy. Failing to rectify this can lead to reduced energy efficiency and higher than normal utility bills. Have your ductwork regularly inspected and sealed if necessary.
Poor Ductwork Insulation
Another possible problem that can lead to poor efficiency and higher energy bills is ductwork that isn’t correctly insulated. Insulation helps to keep the heated or cooled air in your ducts where it belongs and lowers the amount of energy loss. If you notice that your energy bills have been higher than usual, check your insulation for damage or wear. If needed, get it repaired by a professional.
With so much dirt, dust, pollen and dander circulating through your HVAC system, it should come as no surprise to find that your ductwork contains debris. Unfortunately, this buildup can be so great that it cannot only cause problems with the efficiency of your system. It can also cause the IAQ in your home to be significantly worse than the air outside. Having your ductwork regularly inspected and cleaned can help you improve the IAQ. As a result, you’ll breathe cleaner and healthier air inside your home.
The service techs at Cumberland Valley Heating & Air Conditioning specialize in duct cleaning services. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.