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Are Your Air Ducts Leaking?

By Haley Gaetani | March 01, 2017

Air duct leakage happens in homes more often than you’d think… and the consequences are even worse. If your air ducts are leaking, they should be repaired as soon as possible so you can try to dodge some of the negative side effects that come with it.

Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to tell if your air ducts are leaking. A lot of people report that they’ve noticed these signs for years, yet thought they were normal imperfections of their home.

Here are signs our experts encourage you to look for:

Varying Temperatures Throughout Your Home

If your air ducts are leaking, some of your air may be escaping to the attic or outside which leads to not enough air getting to the appropriate rooms. If you can feel weak airflow in your home, or have a particular room that gets a lot hotter than the rest, your air ducts are most likely leaking.

High Utility Bills

Have you noticed your utility bills have been increasing recently? You may think to yourself that the fluctuation is normal, but you should also consider maybe its leaking air ducts. When your air ducts leak, it forces your HVAC unit to work harder in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. In turn, you end up paying way more than you should for heat and A/C.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your home feels more humid than usual, it may not be because it’s extra humid outside. Leaking air ducts can cause excess humidity in your home which can lead to the growth of mold. Mold growth inside your air ducts can be dangerous to your family’s health, especially if anyone suffers from allergies or asthma. Additionally, leaky air ducts can also harm your air quality by causing back drafting. When your return ducts leak, it will depressurize your home, which causes air to pull in from outside which can lead to unwanted odors and gases.

Excessive Dust in Your Home

When you have duct leaks in unconditioned areas of your home, like an attic, it can pull in dust and distribute it to other rooms. If you feel like no matter how much you dust – nothing works – it’s most likely due to leaking air ducts.

What to do to fix leaking air ducts? Aeroseal duct sealing is the perfect solution. By doing this, all of the cracking in your air ducts will be filled and sealed tightly, which will stop the leaking problem. You should notice a significant difference in dust, heat/AC regulation, and your utility bill.

Call us today to talk about Aeroseal!

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