HVAC Air Duct Repair Means Energy Savings
Flexible air ducts are susceptible to several problems that decrease their performance. When we inspect HVAC systems for customers in the Charlotte area, we frequently find sections that are ripped, kinked, collapsed or disconnected. These duct-related energy losses are so significant that some states now require airflow testing when homeowners install new HVAC equipment.
Sheet metal ducts installed a long time ago may have air leaks around the joints. Failure to seal ducts properly during installation will cause problems with indoor air quality, air conditioning efficiency, and energy savings. Insulating and sealing the ductwork provides several benefits. The process pays for itself in energy savings, and you could be eligible for utility rebates when you hire our HVAC contractors to do the job.
- Repairing or replacing leaky ductwork enhances your comfort since it is one way to eliminate hot and cold spots.
- Air duct repairs improve your indoor air quality. Cracks allow dust and allergens to infiltrate the ductwork and enter your home. These contaminants also coat your AC equipment.
- Leaky air ducts may pull exhaust from fuel-burning appliances back into your home. Repairs help to prevent backdrafting, which is a potentially dangerous problem, especially where carbon monoxide leaks are concerned.
- Well-sealed ducts help your HVAC system heat and cool your home more efficiently so that the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard — helping it to last longer, too.