Did you know that duct testing and an efficient HVAC system go hand in hand? It might surprise you, but it’s true for multiple reasons. Take a look at the connection between properly functioning ducts and energy efficiency.
The Low-Down on Your Ducts
When you have central heating and cooling, air flows through ductwork to the vents in the rooms in your home. When the system is functioning as it should, it will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter and can help make your system energy efficient.
What Can Go Wrong
Ducts that aren’t properly installed, are the wrong size, or that have broken down over time can have cracks and broken seals. When this happens, that nice cool air in the summer and the warm air in the winter can escape before it ever gets to the vents and into your living spaces. Between 10% and 30% of the warm or cool air escapes when you have leaking ducts. Not only does that impact your energy bill every month, but it can leave your home less than comfortable.
What You Can Do
Duct testing is the best way to find out if your ducts have cracks or broken seals. It can also determine if any of your vents have any blocks, dirt, or buildup in them. A qualified HVAC technician can inspect your ductwork to check for any issues that you can’t see, but that could be affecting your energy efficiency and the comfort of your home. To improve your comfort and the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, contact the team at G+S Heating and Air to schedule your duct testing today.