A breach in your ducts can be caused by any number of things, from seals between two pieces becoming loose to damage caused by animals or other external issues. It may not sound like much, but in point of fact it can end up costing you a great deal. The good news is that there’s a service in the Austin, TX area that can seal a breach in your ducts for you. The bad news is that comparatively few homeowners understand just how much a duct breach can damage their heating and air conditioning system and why they should never wait to get their ducts sealed by a trained professional.
Why It’s a Problem
The air in your duct system is invariably conditioned by either your heater in the winter or your air conditioner in the summer. It stays the desired temperature because your ducts are a closed system and outside air doesn’t commingle with it as it moves into the various corners of your house. That changes with a breach in the ducts. Either the conditioned air is pulled out or the unconditioned air is pulled in. In a snap, the hard work done by your heater or air conditioner is negated, forcing the system to work much harder to achieve the desired temperatures. Your monthly bills will go up and the added strain increases the chances of a breakdown taking place.
Detection and Correction
Detecting a problem with your ducts can be difficult. One sign may be air coming out of one vent that is warmer or cooler than the air coming out of the other vents. Whistling or humming sounds may be a sign as well, and you should look at your monthly energy bills for signs of any unexpected spikes.
The moment you detect signs of a breached duct, shut off the system and call Intelligent Air Services to fix it!