Experts estimate that nearly 90 percent of buildings around the country have leaky ducts. While HVAC systems are usually the concern, many homeowners aren’t aware that their leaky ductwork is causing issues in their homes. At Sunset Builders, Inc., we specialize in duct sealing services, which help homeowners save money on energy bills and repairs. Furthermore, fixing leaky ducts can benefit your family’s health. Here are several issues that come with hot and cold air leaking from your system.

3 Issues with Leaky Ductwork

1. Poor Indoor Air Quality

Leaky ductwork can cause undue stress on your HVAC system. It can also allow outdoor air, dust, mold, and pollen into your home. Unfortunately, all of these additional particles can lead to mold growth in your home, and increase asthma or allergy symptoms. Poor indoor air quality is one of the leading causes of health issues, colds, and chronic illnesses in the home, and your leaky ducts could be to blame. 

2. High Energy Bills

Every leak in your ductwork costs you roughly 30 cents of each dollar spent on heating and cooling. On a larger scale, this means that inefficient ductwork costs homeowners more than $25 billion each year. Leaks can also cause more clogs in your air filters because of the additional pollen, dust, and mold being forced through the HVAC system. A clogged filter causes your furnace and fan to work harder, costing you untimely repairs and maintenance. 

3. Hot or Cold Spots

Because air is escaping through a leak, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to notice rooms that don’t cool down in the summer or get much heat in the winter. These hot or cold spots in your home are likely due to air escaping through the ducts into the crawlspace, attic, or other rooms. When you have leaky ducts, controlling the airflow and circulation in your home can be impossible, which is why sealing them is crucial. 

Seal Ducts and Save Cash

Sunset Builders, Inc. has first-hand experience with the issues that come with leaky ducts in homes around Manchester, NH. However, we’ve also seen the benefits of Aeorseal sealing. If you’re ready to save money on HVAC repairs and maintenance, as well as your energy bills, request your free quote online or give us a call today at (603) 533-7504. We also specialize in interior remodeling, room additions, and new garage builds.

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