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Duct Leaks Still Costing You Conditioned Air?

January 3, 2012 | Blog

If air duct leaks in your Corpus Christi area home are not fixed, they can wreak havoc on your utility bills. Your HVAC system works hard to produce optimal levels of comfort in your living space. However, when conditioned air gets lost, your system has to work harder than necessary to replace that lost air. This raises the cost of your utility bills significantly.

Air duct leaks are a common problem in most households. On average, American homes lose 20 percent of their conditioned air through air leaks and improperly connected ductwork. It’s essential that you fix these leaks so that they stop costing you an arm and a leg each month.

Another key aspect of keeping conditioned air from escaping is the insulation that covers your air ducts in areas where they run through un-cooled or unheated parts of your home. By ensuring that your air ducts are properly insulated in these areas, you will provide a second layer of defense to protect your system from leaking air.

You can either try and seal your air leaks by yourself, or you can have an experienced professional come and seal them. Professional HVAC technicians are well-trained and can get to the air leaks you might not have been able to find. And even the simplest air leaks should be fixed by a professional to ensure that a good job is done.

Also, if you’re in the market for a new HVAC system and are looking for a contractor to install it, choose one that follows the Energy Star program’s quality installation regulations. A contractor who sticks to these regulations will thoroughly inspect your air ducts and fix any problems that may be discovered during the inspection.

Having a professional seal the leaks in your ductwork can pay big dividends. It will help your system work more efficiently, which will ultimately save you money in the long run. If you think you need your air ducts checked out, contact the professionals at CCAC, Inc. today. We’ll be glad to help you repair those troublesome duct leaks.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about duct leaks and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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