Air ducts are the pathways that heat and cool air travel through in homes, buildings and commercial spaces. Often unseen and forgotten, if not properly maintained, air ducts will slowly degrade, making your HVAC system work twice as hard to produce less air. Having a damaged air duct will lead to leaks, a downgrade in air quality and a drop in energy efficiency resulting in a higher energy bill.
Hoping to save money, some people will try to fix these problems on their own. It’s easy to Google “how to …” believing you can solve a problem if you follow the instructions step by step, but there are too many variables involved with fixing a damaged air duct. Are you sealing the ducts to prevent flooding or are you doing it to save energy? Are you aware of all the necessary precautions? Are you going to seal the duct and ignore the dust build up until that becomes a problem as well? What if your duct is just too old and needs to be replaced? The solution isn’t as simple as applying sealant to a crack in the duct. If you ignore all those issues, you’re just delaying the inevitable.
In addition to needing sealing, your air ducts will need to undergo an examination. Animals or mold in the duct could go unnoticed by someone that seals the duct on their own. Either of those things being inside an air duct could lead to illnesses that could go unexplained until the air duct is examined.
Scheduling maintenance checks, which would only be necessary twice a year, is an investment that will save you money in the long run. A technician would make sure your air duct is running efficiently resulting in clean and healthy air for your space. Maintenance services from Engineered Air include AC filter cleaning, performance checks and motor lubrication in addition to ductwork. These steps will lower your utility bill for the summer and winter months.
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Yes, it’s a process and it may seem like a chore to call a technician, but it’s a necessity that will prevent a worse problem in the future. Engineered Air strives to provide the best HVAC services in the South Florida area. Learn about our AC maintenance services or contact us today.