Why You Should Have Your Air Ducts Tested

In the same way that a well-maintained road is easy to drive on, if your home’s ductwork is in good condition, the air coming from your heater or AC unit will reach you much more efficiently. A system that is in good condition will save you money, reduce energy consumption, and improve your indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn more!

Save Money

Each section of your air ducts is sealed so that they are airtight. However, over time, leaks can develop from holes, corrosion, breaks, or loose connections. Air ducts that are improperly sized or sealed can lose between 10-40% of the air traveling through them before it arrives in your rooms. Think of how much money gets wasted every day as a result of your system having to work almost twice as hard and long in order to give you the comfortable air you want. By having your air ducts tested and properly sealed, you can reduce how much money you pay for your heating or cooling bill every month.

Reduce Energy Consumption

Air ducts that are properly sealed will minimize the stress on your heating and cooling unit. Not only will less run-time save you on your monthly bill, but it will also increase the life of your HVAC system. If your HVAC system has to run twice as often in order to provide the same amount of heating or cooling, the life of the unit is essentially being cut in half. While it may not seem like a huge deal at the time, when you’re a few years down the road and already having to replace your HVAC system, it can be quite the expense.

Improve Air Quality

Leaks in your home’s ductwork can allow contamination like dirt, mold, bugs, and other harmful debris to enter the ducts and be transported throughout your house. Contaminated air can lead to more frequent sicknesses, irritated eyes, throats, and noses, as well as worsened allergy symptoms. Having your air ducts inspected, sealed, and cleaned can improve your health through higher air quality.

Want to make sure your air ducts are in good condition and free of leaks? Mountain Heating and Cooling can help! Our certified and professionally trained HVAC technicians can inspect your ductwork for leaks and mold. If your ducts need to be re-sealed or cleaned, we can get the job done right! Give us a call or request service online today to get started!