When we take something essential to our comfort for granted, it can end up costing us more money to deal with a problem that we should have dealt with immediately. Air ducts are no exception; without them, your heating or cooling units would not be able to distribute air evenly throughout your home. Some examples include improper design (which may not maximize airflow), a dirty filter that blocks airflow through vents, clogged dampers, when there's an outside unit on one side of the home from inside ducts on another. These all contribute towards higher monthly energy bills and reduced air quality indoors due to poor ventilation with static carbon monoxide buildup near furnaces where gas leaks occur before they're noticeable by residents or employees.
1. The inadequately designed duct system
The National Comfort Institute found that the average duct system in America is only 57% efficient, which means you're paying more for heating and cooling your home. This could be because of improper design or installation problems with your system. Inadequate air distribution can lead to increased energy bills and reduced comfort levels; it's essential to consider these issues when selecting a contractor for any HVAC project.
2. Poorly sealed or open grills and registers
The air escaping from leaks in your ducts can significantly affect the efficiency of your HVAC system, costing you more money and causing a strain on this vital appliance. You may not think it's worth taking care to seal those connections between registers, but that will make all the difference with how much energy is lost during operation.
3. Disconnected or Loose ductwork
Duct sealing is a process that will seal your ducts to ensure they are not leaking or losing air. This service can also help improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and reduce pollutants in indoor air quality by keeping outside contaminants from entering through leaks in vents. It's not unusual for homes to lose about 20-40% of their circulated air with exposed ductwork; this causes significant inefficiency within heating or cooling systems, which results in inadequate heat or coolness in our homes. Leaks can allow exterior pollution inside via those same cavities, worsening poor IAQ inside due to inefficient or leaking ductwork. throughout the residence.
4. Inadequately sealed air ducts
Leaky ducts are a common problem that you can quickly fix with the use of insulation. By insulating your HVAC system, you will reduce energy loss and save money on heating or cooling costs throughout the year. This is an easy way to increase efficiency in your home.
5. Crushed, kinked, twisted or torn insulated flexible plastic air ducts
A kinked, crushed or twisted flexible plastic air duct is a common problem that you can quickly fix. If you notice any of these restrictions in airflow during your home inspection, check to make sure the system isn't working too hard and causing it to run inefficiently for your family's comfort.
The air that flows through your home is vital. Quick Air is here to help you breathe easier with an airflow evaluation. We use innovative equipment to accurately diagnose any problems in the ventilation system for maximum comfort and efficiency. Call us at 1300 730 896 to book an appointment with one of our expert technicians.