Your ducts create a channel to relay the heated or cooled air from your HVAC system to all rooms in your Hobe Sound, FL, home. Therefore, any fault in these structures can significantly impact your system’s ability to regulate indoor temperatures. Let’s discuss how ductwork affects your HVAC system’s performance.

Leaks Make Your HVAC System Run Constantly

If openings develop in your ductwork, they will allow the cooled or heated air to escape. Consequently, your system will never reach the temperatures you inputted on the thermostat. It runs constantly, trying to meet your temperature needs. Overworking reduces your system’s life because the components wear out more. The system also consumes more energy, causing your energy bill to skyrocket.

Leaks Allow Contaminants to Enter

Perforations in your ductwork allow impurities to enter. The contaminants clog the system’s components, making them work longer than usual. Also, these contaminants clog your air filter quickly, reducing your system’s ability to draw air from your home.

These pollutants also cause poor indoor air quality problems such as headaches, dizziness, throat irritations, sneezing, water eyes and nasal congestion. If your air filter becomes clogged too quickly, consider scheduling a ductwork inspection to keep your indoor air clean and reduce the strain on the HVAC system.

Poor Installation Affects Your HVAC System’s Performance

Ideally, a service technician should reduce the curves and bends that the ductwork takes. The more curves and bends in the ductwork, the longer it takes for the air from your system to reach your rooms.

Poor Insulation Allows Heat Gain or Heat Loss

Poorly insulated ducts allow heat to escape during the cold season and allow heat to enter during the hot season. As a result, your system works for an extended period to compensate for the lost or gained heat. An overworking HVAC system breaks down often, making you pay more for repairs.

Leave ductwork repairs to professionals instead of trying to repair these issues yourself. Contact Krauss & Crane Air Conditioning today for exceptional ductwork services. Our service technicians will scrutinize the structures and eliminate all the problems reducing your HVAC system’s efficiency.

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